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written by John Walker
Check out this site to see great views of Earth and the moon, at whatever date and time you choose. It's quite interesting to think about these two views, the phase of the moon, and a diagram of the relative positions of Earth, moon, and the sun.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
= Lunar Phases
- Solar System
Other Sciences
- Geoscience
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
- Dataset
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
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- Learners
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Image © 2006 The Living Earth/ This resource was a Physics To Go feature from November 16, 2006 until December 1, 2006. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
The software is released into the public domain. Various maps, images, and software components are copyrighted separately.
Courtesy of: John Walker
Keywords: Clouds, Eclipse, Moon phase, Weather
Record Creator: Metadata Instance Creation Date October 29, 2003 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated: Dec 13, 2005 by Ed Lee
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Earth and Moon Viewer (Editor: John Walker)
Date: 12/13/2005
Date Description: Earth and Moon Viewer

Earth and Moon Viewer shows you a remarkable variety of images. For instance, you can see beautiful full-color images of Earth as seen from the Sun. This view shows the origin of the seasons, since you see where on Earth sunlight shines down from overhead, producing summer at that latitude and winter in the opposite hemisphere. Other views show vegetation and topography. Also, you can see a map that indicated the illuminated regions.

As for the moon, you can see how it looks from Earth, and vice versa, and it's interesting to relate these views to the phase of the moon at the time, which of course the site provides. A separate section shows how the eccentricity of the moon's orbit (it's not a circle) has an effect on the full moon's distance from Earth, its size in the sky, and its brightness.

To sum up, these remarkable images, and the ability to control the view, provide an outstanding learning experience.

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