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Hold the Moon in your hands. Moon Globe turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a precision instrument for viewing Earth's Moon. Satellite imagery and topographic laser altimeter data are combined to render the Moon with realistic lighting in realtime 3D.
Use the multitouch screen to manipulate the view. Spin above the surface, or switch to Telescope mode to see the Moon as it appears from your location on Earth. Adjust the display time and watch the sunlight shift over the lunar landscape. A "tag cloud" floats just above the surface, labeling terrain features and spacecraft; touch any label to find out more about that feature. Moon Globe also shows you where the Moon and Sun are in the sky with its dynamic sky compass.
This sophisticated astronomy simulation is FREE so that you can learn about Earth's Moon and wow your friends with what your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad can do. For Moon Globe fans, Moon Globe HD is also available, with twice the map resolution and somewhat better rendering.
What's New in Version 2.2.4
Improved spin rate, especially for iPhone 5.
Great for novice telescope user
5 stars because it's free, 4 if I had to buy. Some minor stuff could improve. I just got my first scope and as the moon is easiest to see, i turned to it. This app is so helpful expanding my knowledge of what I'm seeing and encouraging me to learn more. Great on iPad, phone just too small. Thanks to developers. I searched various apps and this is most useful.
A superlative app covering every conceivable parameter with comprehensive elegance. I particularly appreciate the attention payed to lunar libration as so many apps skim over this phenomenon. An important one for serious observers who like to "peek around lunar corners" when possible.
Really enjoy this App. Gives you a good overview of the Moon's surface features, background information on them, updated information from NASA and other Space Agencies and makes all of this easily accessible and understandable! Excellent!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 28, 2012
- Version: 2.2.4
- Size: 75.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Howard
- © 2009 Michael R. Howard
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.