Earth and Moon Viewer

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Link to Resource: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/
Resource Type:Image Collections; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:John Walker
Summary:You 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. Images can be generated based on 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 vapor. Expert mode allows you additional control over the generation of the image. You can compose a custom request with frequently-used parameters and save it as a hotlist or bookmark item in your browser. In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface. or as a map showing day and night. You can also make expert and custom images of the Moon. A related document compares the appearance of the Moon at perigee and apogee, including an interactive Perigee and Apogee Calculator.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 9-12; astronomy; earth; gis; high school; mapping; moon; space; sun
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