Hitchhiker's Moon Links -- Other Sources for Lunar Information
Moon maps on the WWW:
- Lunar and
Planetary Institute's list of lunar atlases, including the
very detailed Air Force
- Moon Phases has two
excellent photographic moon maps as well as other lunar
Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
- Consolidated Lunar Atlas
- Apollo Image Atlas
- Sky Publishing's
Moon Map A reasonable map of the major features, but no minor features.
If that URL is broken, try
- Observatorio ARVAL -
Moon Map Comparable resolution to Skypub's map, more features labelled
but somewhat harder to read
Atlas Antonio Cidadao's extensive photographic atlas.
Not complete yet, but very useful, with wide-field shots showing
location of the named feature and close-up detail images.
- The Fournier Lunar Atlas
Similar to the Moon-Lite -- nice images showing each area of the moon
under various lighting conditions.
Motorpark/Mondkarte A scanning of the Rand-McNally moon map?
Major Lunar Maria
Die interaktive Mondkarte (In German) Labels the Maria, a few craters,
or all the Apollo landing sites.
Other lunar observing pages on the net:
- Inconstant Moon
A similar page to this one, which lists features day by day.
- Bill Arnett's Lunar
Info for Amateur Astronomers
A Day in the Life of the Moon by Jane Houston. Nice discussion
of major features appearing at each day of the lunar cycle.
Lunar Research Group
- El beso en la Luna ,
"The Kiss on the Moon" -- a nice lunar observing blog
The Lunascan Project looks for transient lunar phenomena (TLP)
- The Lure
of Lunar Domes
Lunar Page Good discussion of Transient Lunar Phenomena,
with a chart showing the locations of features with a history of TLP
Lunar Phenomena Collect observations of TLP here -- observers can help
verify each other's observations
- Our Moon
ALPO Lunar Selected Area Monitoring Program;
the individual pages are also linked under their appropriate Rukl pages here.
Lunar Observatory Lots of useful moon links, including
of lunar sunrise/sunset rays and a list of
Observing Challenges by Dennis Borgman
- The Lunar Web Site
from Texas Connection.com
- Exploring the Moon
from the Lunar and Planetary Institute -- includes nice explanation of
Impact Crater Geology and Structure
of the Moon by Antonio Cidadao
- I Raggi Lunari
Nice discussion of lunar rays, in Italian
Moon: The Moon at Perigee and Apogee Excellent discussion of
lunar librations and phase changes over a lunation and a year.
Newsletters and Organizations:
- The Lunar
Observer, an independant newsletter for students of the moon
The American Lunar Society's old link.
Their new link is
apparently not a full-time IP connection.
Their online publication is Selenology
The Astronomical League's Lunar Club Certificate
Astronomical Association's Lunar Section
- my own
Sketches of Rich Handy Beautiful work, lots of conte crayon
on black paper
- Jane Houston's sketches
Manchester Astro Soc. has a nice collection of lunar sketches,
including some by the legendary Harold Hill
- Tracy Wilson,
including a How to
Sketch a Crater tutorial
Brent Hutto's Moon Page
- Please mail me more sketch links!
Lunar images on the web:
Named Lunar Formations image browser
Lunar Image Browser
Satellite images of any area on the moon (including the far side).
- PDS Lunar Image Atlas
Another lunar image browser, also using the Clementine data
Clementine More images from Clementine, including an amazing false-color
Bestimmung der Hohe von Mondbergen gegenuber der Umgebung
German site with a moon map program
- Thierry Legault
has some stunning high-resolution CCD images of the moon
Casady's excellent lunar images
- Antonio Cidadao
has some wonderful images
- Quail Hollow Observatory
where Richard Kowalski is working on lunar mosaics and a large format
lunar observer's guide which can be used at the eyepiece.
- Lunar Observatory "Alpha"
- Philipp Salzgeber
has some nice moon images, including an animated gif
demonstrating the effects of unsteady seeing
- Astrosurf SAP -- On
the Moon A wonderful collection of moon shots by Pierre-Olivier Pujat
and Jean-Philippe Cazard -- don't miss the "Full Lunar Terminator" mosaic
- Rod Mollise'
video stills Amazing what he does with modest equipment!
- Virtual Moon Atlas
(Windows, free of charge and now also open source)
- MoonDock (OS X, free)
- Lunar Map Pro
(Windows, non free)
Phase (Palm, free)
- Moon Phase Calendar
- Moon Info!
(Palm, share) also RPN
- my Lunatic
(Palm, free, no UI, just current ephemeris/libration data)
- my new colongitude
program (Unix command line, open source)
Planetarium Programs with good moon support
- XEphem (Linux, free/share)
- Guide (Windows, pay)
- Starry Night (Mac and Windows, pay)
Ordering CLementine Data CDROMs
the Clementine data CD in Guide 7.0
- Old Farmer's Almanac:
Rise and Set times for the sun, moon, and planets
- Or, use the
- Lunar Perigee
and Apogee Calculator
Full moon times for the next 200 years
Dutch Occultation Association Free program for predicting occultations
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon
Shallow Sky Home Page
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