Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Interactive Map: Looking Earth from Moon and Sun

Earth and Moon Viewer, an Impressive site which shows orthographic views of the Earth and the Moon using a mosaic of various satellite imagery including a full-color image of the Earth by day and night, a topographical map of the Earth, up-to-date weather satellite imagery, or a composite image of cloud cover superimposed on a map of the Earth, a color composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice, or the global distribution of water vaporYou can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.

In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the EarthSunnight side, above named formations on the lunar surface. or as a map showing day and night.  Day and night regions of the Earth are adjusted, based on the current time. Users are given many options in changing the view, including control over the center point, altitude, time, and what image is viewed.

Interactive Mapping


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