How To Use Google Moon and Google Earth

Moon Landing on 21st July 1969

If you use the Google Moon App then you can see the equipment and the flag left behind after the first Moon Landing in 1969. . There are even still footprints there where Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the surface of the moon.

There is a tour of the remains and equipment left by the Moon Landing in 1969.

There are also tours of the other lunar landing sites of later landings on the moon

To go Directly to Google Moon click the link below

Google Moon app

There are great features of the free applications within Google Sky. They are all awesome and easy to use. Download them within Google Earth 6 or from the direct links below

Google Earth

The Moon Landing
The Moon Landing

Google Sky, Google Moon, Google Mars and Google Ocean

If you decide you want to use these applications I have given a direct link at the end of this article so you can download any of them easily and quickly.

A brief outline of each one so that you can start to take advantage of all these wonderful tools.

For a more detailed explanation of each one I have put links on the right so you can find out how to use them

My personal favorite is Google Sky

You can look at the stars, study planets and galaxies.

Look at the satellites live that orbit the earth. .

Or with Google Ocean you can focus your eyes and research downward and visit and travel under the oceans of the earth.

You can even take a virtual trip online down to the ocean where the ship The Titanic is resting. You can move around the wreck and see it for real!

The Planet Mars

Visit the planet Mars online with Google Sky
Visit the planet Mars online with Google Sky

Google Mars allows you to view and discover the Planet Mars

You can look at the terrain on the planet in 3D.

Google has included fantastic photos that the Spacecraft MRO had taken from orbiting the Planet Mars.

It has also made available the many high resolution panoramic images from spacecraft that has landed on Mars over the years.

These are the Mars Exploration Rovers named ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’.

What is Google Mars?

The Spacecraft MRO orbited Mars and the images it sent back to earth are awesome. You can see them here. NASA has many images that have been downloaded by Google Mars for all to enjoy.

You can also take a virtual tour of the planet.

Two Mars Exploration Rovers called 'Spirit' and 'Opportunity' were landed on Mars and these have been roaming the planet taking photos for years.

You can walk the route that they have taken and see the planet surface with its mountains, volcanoes and other terrain.

Explore the planet Mars with Google Earth

  • View Google images downloaded by NASA .
  • Take an interactive tour of Mars, narrated by Ira Flatow or Bill Nye.
  • View 3D rover models and follow their tracks to see high-resolution 360-degree panoramas.
  • View famous landmarks on Mars, such as the Face on Mars or Olympus Mons.

Google Mars Images

The planet Mars in Google Mars
The planet Mars in Google Mars

Google Earth

  • What is Google Earth in Sky Viewing Mode.
  • How to download Google Sky, Mars and Moon.

What is Google Sky?

  • It lets you view planets, stars, constellations, galaxies and asteroids from your computer.
  • You can also chart major satellites and their orbits
  • You can take a virtual tour of the Moon and Mars online.
  • There are 13, 000 Satellites around Earth and you can see the images that they relay back to earth.
  • These images are amazing.
  • View these live images on Google Sky any time you want from your computer

Google Sky Images

See the stars and constellations online with Google Sky
See the stars and constellations online with Google Sky

Google Moon

Google Moon allows you to view and discover the Moon

There are lots of fantastic images for you to enjoy here too.

Many of the images were taken during the Moon Landings over the years and from the spacecraft as they orbited the Moon.

They are all available to you from your computer because Google Moon lets you land and walk on the Moon. You can discover the Moon at your leisure.

We have the advantage of the Moon landings and all the images and equipment that was left there.

If you want to experience what the landings were like for the astronauts then take a tour that is actually narrated by those very astronauts.

While you are there then take a look at the models of the spacecraft they are talking about in 3D. Awesome! There have also been many spacecraft that have orbited the Moon that have relayed some great information and images.

Explore the Moon with Google Earth

  • Take a tour of landing sites on the moon, narrated by Apollo astronauts
  • View 3D models of landed spacecraft
  • Zoom into 360-degree photos to see astronauts' footprints
  • Watch rare TV footage of the Apollo missions

Google Ocean

With Google Ocean you can take a trip underwater and visit the oceans of the world and view in 3D. It allows you to view and discover the oceans

Explore the earth's ocean online

  • Visit the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench
  • View the ocean with top marine experts, including National Geographic
  • Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species
  • Discover new places including surf, dive, and travel hotspots and shipwrecks

Copyright of Google images

Any image on Google Earth is made from copyrighted data.

Which under United States Copyright Law, may not be used except under the licenses Google provides.

But luckily for us users they allow us to copy and paste the photos onto our Blogs and websites as long as we assign Google Images the credit.

Are images on Google Earth a good or bad thing?

With Google Earth everyone has access to places all over the world for free.

Technology

The company can do this with Google Earth because they have satellite images of varying resolution of the Earth's surface.

Google Earth is now available in thirty seven languages.

With Google Street View they sent cars around every street in the world and took images.

You can now view many buildings and structures in fantastic 3D around the world.

Images on Google Earth are free to view to anyone with access to a computer and the internet.

Google Sky, Mars, Moon and Ocean have many benefits for education and fun.

Google.com is not without its critics

The very fact that anyone who has access to a computer, the internet and therefore Google can use it to view images all over the world and beyond does bring up the issue of privacy and security.

National Security issues have been raised by many countries to Google because Google Earth provides information about military or other critical installations that could be used by terrorists.

Privacy of individuals is also an ongoing debate especially with the Images on Google Street View.

But after saying that these apps are already on the internet for all to use.

So why not take advantage of them by downloading Google Earth 2010 free.

You will be amazed at what is available and the fun you can have.

A link to download Google Earth is to your right

You have access to all these wonderful free Google applications on your computer.

You will be amazed at how awesome they are. I use them all the time.

Take a trip to the planet Mars and the Moon online.

Download Google Sky Walk!

You have the whole universe and its galaxies planets and stars at your disposal.

Explore what you like when you like from the comfort of your own home online.

Google Earth

If you want to stay closer to home you can travel around the Earth online.

The best thing about it is that it is on your laptop for you to use whenever you want.

The Moon with Google Earth

Google Earth

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Excellent information and great, great videos. Thank you, viking.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for reading and your comments it is much appreciated. Yes I was delighted there were so many great videos on You Tube, they really explain how to use the Google applications.


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

Super cool videos! Google is the thing to learn and this hub certainly helps! Thanks for a well done hub.

K9


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for your comments K9keystrokes. Yes Google Earth certainly has a lot to offer to the armchair traveller like myself. The videos are very good and very informative.


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Zannie10 6 years ago

Cool! I find this stuff fascinating! Thanks for sharing!! :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, now you have done it! lol I am always on Google Earth looking up places around the world etc, now you have just given me at least another 3 hours of watching! ha ha I am not going to get anything done now, I am addicted to Google Earth, thanks for the great info, cheers nell


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

I had no idea that there were all of these other things that you could look at on google earth..

Great hub..


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Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

Very, very cool.


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

It is amazing just how we can view our world in this 21st Century. While we still cannot physically be places in instants we can go there virtually at any time and see bascially anything we choose. Very neat. Great job showing what is available.


nbbatt.com 6 years ago from bear, de, 19701

Nothing to say, wow Fantastic. Imagine how to see at another world side from own home.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks Zannie10 and Nell for reading and your comments. Yes it really is fasinating all the stuff yo can do with Googl Earth and they are creating new things all the time. Its free too which is also great


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Leanman and Wnedy thanks for reading and your comments. Google certainly have a lot of stuff we can use, I love Google Street view and Google sky myself


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks Dobson and nbbatt for reading the hub. I know. it truly is great that we can explore anywhere we want now through Google and the internet.

I love it myself. Sometimes spending hours just traveling to places I might have read about in the news and then getting a better view.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Great Hub - all I knew about was Google Earth and you have presented it so nicely and easily to follow for the downloads.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

On the security issues I also think the privacy is a huge thing with the cars driving around taking photos and checking IPs - very big brother.


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Mutiny92 6 years ago from Arlington, VA

wow! I did not know that some of those tools existed. Thanks for the very informative article.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

billyaustindillon Thanks for reading the hub. I agree about the privacy issues with Google Earth and Street View.

Privacy is a major problem with lots of things we all do on the internet. But I have to be honest even though I am wary of this issue I really could not do without using the internet on a daily basis.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello Mutiny, yes Google Earth is amazing.

I love Street View myself because it is so realistic. I haven't used the Google Ocean one properly yet but have seen some great videos of what can be achieved so looking forward to having a go.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

Ooh, I've never heard of those (with the exception of Google Earth). That is really interesting. Thank you so much for informing me. I'll have to look into those for the sole purpose of 'adventure.'


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humagaia 6 years ago from United Kingdom

These features are all great and can be accessed through Google Maps also. For that reason I shall be linking from my Maps hubs.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Yes kaltopsyd Google really is amazing and I use them all the time. Try the Google Ocean, it is fantastic


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for reading the hub humagaia and for the link. Your hubs on Google Maps are excellent and you certainly know a lot about the subject. I have linked to all your Google hubs on mine too


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eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

I love Google earth. If I go to Google moon will I be able to see the space station that my husband says the government has placed up there? He says if it is not government than it is alien space station. I have not finished looking at the videos you provide, but they add a nice touch.


KLeichester 5 years ago

Nice and cool. All good for me. Thanks.


N jagan 5 years ago

very good indeed for every one


mukesh mishra 5 years ago

I am a teacher and I want to explain my students through this programme.No other programme in the world best like this


EMINEM 5 years ago

this map is usefull for tourist

s good invention


MAYTEH 5 years ago

WOW!VERI GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.THANKS


varma 5 years ago

very very brilliant


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StephenSMcmillan 5 years ago

Useful and informative hub!Thanks.


Saeed Ur Rehman 5 years ago

oh thnx g i need this softwere for my work thnx a lot


seef 5 years ago

that is v.gooooooood


jaswant 5 years ago

very very brilliant


CP Harikumar 5 years ago

EXCELLENT


anura goonawardhana 5 years ago

very important for student and all who like aboutworld


Zulfiqar Mahmood 4 years ago

Very important everyone who like to about the world


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Thank you everyone for reading and taking the time to leave a comment.

Street View and Sky are my favorites at the moment. But I use them all


Nwaogu Nelizeta Ijeoma 4 years ago

Very interesting, I like this


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for reading Nwaogu, Yes I can spend hours on these Google apps.


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tata799 10 months ago from Kuwait

very excellent viking

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