Explore the Moon with the Lunar Map Catalog
Written by Colin Devroe · 22 April 2014
Maps of Earth are cool. But, do you know what’s even cooler? Maps of the Moon.
The Lunar Map Catalog is a collection of maps of the lunar surface. Recently I’ve been exploring the Moon by using this incredible resource that is all but buried on Lunar & Planetary Institute’s web site.
Here is an image of the map of the far side of the Moon created in October 1967.
Some of the more notable items in the catalog include:
- Apollo Mission Lunar Photography Index Maps - Or, the exact locations, and perspectives of the photos taken by the Apollo Missions by roll of film
- Lunar Equatorial Zone Mosaics (LEMC) Series - Or, maps of the surface construed to fit the Mercator mapping technique.
- Lunar Topophotomap Series - Or, just really cool images of different things on the surface.
I’m completely smitten with these maps. I hope you enjoy them too.