This project is an attempt to plot the location of images (still and moving) taken in lunar orbit during Apollo.

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.

Download Google Earth here

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, as well as the 16mm and TV footage, match high resolution images provided by the modern probes such as theLunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), India’s Chandrayaan, Japan’s Kaguya and China’s Chang’e-2 is further proof that Apollo happened.

All Missions Apollo 8 Apollo 10 Apollo 11 Apollo 12 Apollo 13 Apollo 14 Apollo 15 Apollo 16 Apollo 17


Metric Mapping Camera

Apollo 16 Apollo 17
Apollo 15

(in progress)

All Metric Images

16mm coverage (work in progress)

TV broadcasts (work in progress)

16mm TV