If you are interested in the Moon or the Apollo landings, you can find and read a lot of Moon-related material online. But Google currently has a wonderful educational tool regarding the Moon that will interest everyone, not only Moon enthusiasts. This tool is called Google Moon.
Google Moon is a free web tool that lets you explore the moon’s surface just like Google Maps lets you view the Earth’s surface. You can see the Moon in three views: Apollo, Visible, and Elevation. The view in the image above is Elevation. You can shift to Apollo to view the landing spots of the Apollo missions.
The Visible view will simply remove the Apollo spots and let you freely explore the Moon’s surface. The maps include dragging features and zoom in/out features. A Charts feature shows Apollo-era geologic and topographic charts for certain areas of the Moon’s surface.
Definitely an educational web service, Google Moon is one of Google’s many interesting projects.
- A user friendly website.
- Provides a map view of the moon.
- Lets you view the Apollo mission spots on the moon.
- Shows geologic and topographic charts regarding some Moon areas from the Apollo-era.
- The Elevation view can be used to see which parts of the moon are deep and which are elevated.
- Similar tools: MoonZoo and Cool NASA Stuff.
- Also read related articles: Online Resources From NASA For Kids and 3 Awesome Virtual Tours To Show You The World’s Sights.
Check out Google Moon @ www.google.com/moon