Moon Landings

This past Saturday, November 14, was the 46th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 12, flown by Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Al Bean. That might sound like a funny anniversary — an off-year anniversary of the second moon landing — but it’s certainly worth remembering. In honor of that, I put together this, which shows the moon’s phase as seen from the northern hemisphere on the evening of each of the six moon landings, and a yellow circle painted on the ground by the astronauts. The screen captures are from Stellarium

Moon Landings
The phases of the moon the evenings of each of the lunar landings, with the approximate landing site marked
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s