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Apollo 8 - Orbit

View from above orbital plane
View from above orbital plane
View from above satellite
View from above satellite

Ground track
Ground track

The orbit data is extracted from the following two-line orbital elements,

1 03626U 68118  A 68356.65757754  .00000000 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 00019
2 03626 030.7142 141.9251 9763415 029.5976 000.0393 00.05901781000008
Epoch (UTC): 21 December 1968 15:46:54
Eccentricity: 0.9763415
inclination: 30.7142°
perigee height: 214 km
apogee height: 544356 km
right ascension of ascending node: 141.9251°
argument of perigee: 29.5976°
revolutions per day: 0.05901781
mean anomaly at epoch: 0.0393°
orbit number at epoch: 0

The dashed part of the orbit path shows where the satellite is in the earth's shadow,  

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