The kmz files below contain links to photographs stored at a number of locations.

You can download them by right-clicking and choosing ‘save as’.

Double click on the saved file to open it in Google Moon, a part of Google Earth.

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Opening any of the missions to view the photographs will commit Google Earth to downloading a substantial number of images - be patient.

Photographs taken from a vertical or near vertical viewpoint are plotted on the surface, while oblique views are shown using markers positioned in the centre of the left hand edge of the photograph unless otherwise stated. There is no particular logic to the choice of icon.

The photographs demonstrate that the lunar surface was photographed in great detail by Apollo, often covering areas not imaged by pre-Apollo probes, or areas where the coverage was from a much higher altitude and/or at low resolution.

The location of some photographs was not known prior to this work, but despite not knowing where photographs were taken NASA still managed to get them correct down to the smallest crater!

The fact that these Apollo orbital images match high resolution images provided by the modern Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is further proof that Apollo happened.

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