Explore the Moon
The live virtual planetarium event on Friday night, May 29th was fun, and it was great to see so many people join us. You can view the recording of this event here. Special thanks to my co-hosts John Rummel, Bob Hamers, and Ben Senson. And thank you, Ben and Bob, for the live views of the Moon through your telescopes!
There are so many amazing online resources to help you explore the Moon that I wanted to share some of my favorites so that you can continue to investigate our celestial neighbor.
- Binoculars: Binoculars are great tools for observing the Moon. This article provides some nice tips. Use your binoculars to learn about Jack and Jill on the Moon. Use an app like Moon Globe (iOS) or Moon Atlas 3D (Android) to identify some of the larger features. Here is a simple labeled online map of the Moon.
- NASA Scientific Visualization Studio: This page can show you what the Moon will look like on any date, and includes some of my favorite videos and animations.
- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Explore the incredible images and stories about this satellite that is orbiting the Moon right now. Their QuickMap allows you to scroll around and zoom in, but it doesn't include labels or information about what you are seeing.