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Sky & Telescope's Moon Globe

Format: Globe


No celestial object is more prominent in the night sky than the Moon. Now, thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), we can examine Earth's satellite in greater detail than ever before. Sky & Telescope's Moon globe is the first to show the Moon as it really is, using a surface map based on more than 15,000 photographic images, each taken under consistent and ideal lighting conditions. The LRO camera produces images so finely detailed that you'll find yourself wanting to use a magnifying glass to examine the Moon globe's incredibly sharp features, including craters, rilles, peaks, and valleys. These and other features, including human and robotic landing sites, are marked with over 850 labels. See our beloved Moon as you've never seen it before!

The globe is 12" in diameter.

This is the kind of globe that you can appreciate both from a distance and close up. From afar, you’ll admire the bright “highlands” and dark “seas” seen in whole or in part every time the full Moon is up. But look closer, and you’ll be able to spot all the historic Apollo, Surveyor, and Luna landing sites at once — including, of course, everybody’s favorite, Apollo 11, where on July 20, 1969, humans first set foot on the lunar surface. Each landing site and date is labeled in yellow, to stand out from the white labels of geographic features.

Did You Know?
The word maria is Latin for “seas.” Ancient astronomers thought the Moon was a crystalline sphere and that the dark maria were reflections of Earth’s oceans. Today we know they are vast plains of lava.


Format Globe
ISBN 13 9781940038506

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Outstanding- tremendous improvement on older moon globes Review by Nicholas

I ordered this globe for the purpose of helping my family and close friends become more familiar with lunar features and to stoke our interest in astronomy generally.

Having used older map-based moon globes, I was eager to experience the detail [not to mention more accurate albedo] of this photographic version. We were not disappointed - the graphics and labeling are excellent + very clear; the overall design and construction is well-thought out and high-quality; and the general effect of handling and looking at this globe is engrossing [particularly for younger family members].

This globe has a unique ability to draw the user in and evoke wonderment. It feels good in the hands and looks great on the stand. All in all, one of my very favorite science educational purchases to date.

p.s. - special recognition to S+T customer service, who took very seriously a problem experienced with the initial shipment and corrected it with professionalism and quickness.

(Posted on 6/10/2017)

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