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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
• Updated for iOS 7 and iOS 8. iOS 7 or later is required for this update.
• Supports full resolution on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
• Slightly improved graphics rendering (since OpenGLES 1.x no longer has to be supported).
• The Sky Compass projection is now based on angular elevation. This better indicates how high the Moon and Sun are in the sky.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent for amateur astronomers
I recently upgraded my telescope and was looking for an app that would provide more information about what I am seeing when I look at the Moon. This is ideal, with things such as a red night mode, proper changing illumination on features as the phase changes, librarion (apparent “wobble”) etc. And for free you can’t go wrong (I may well upgrade to the HD version just to recompense the author). Highly recommended.
I wish more resolution!
The app is very good, I have the HD version, but having seen some recent books on lunar photography , I crave for higher resolution images. The criteria for me is to be able to see the crater George on the Hadley Delta foot, near Apollo 15 landing site. In this HD version this is not possible.
This is a fantastic app and I use all the time. The detail is fabulous. However things can always be improved. A full 3D version would be great where you could zoom in and simulate a flyover of the surface with 3D mountains/hills. Keep up the good work.
The developer, Midnight Martian, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Michael Howard
- 84.8 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2009 Michael R. Howard