Go On a Grand Tour of the Moon

Article written: 15 Mar , 2012
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

To honor the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s amazing 1,000 days in science-filled orbit, the LRO team at Goddard Space Flight Center has created a wonderful video tour of the lunar surface like you’ve never seen it before!


“Tour of the Moon” takes viewers to several breathtaking locations on the Moon, including Orientale Basin, Shackleton crater, Tycho crater, Aristarchus Plateau, Mare Serenitatis, Compton-Belkovich volcano, Tsiolkovsky crater and more. The fully narrated video is above, and clips from each of the stops on the tour are available in many other formats here.

In addition, another video highlighting the dramatic evolution of the Moon was released today… you can view the full narrated version in 2D and stereoscopic 3D here.

iPad owners can also download the NASA Viz app to see this and other NASA stories, updated twice a week.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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5 Responses

  1. Tom Watson says

    … se like dee moooon.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY6insZjCfU … not as much though as a spoon..

  2. Member
    squidgeny says

    Take a “peak” into Tycho Crater!

    Really, Jason? Really? 😉

  3. SJStar says

    Just another wonderful vid!!
    (so much, I watched it three times with several pauses in a row!)

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  5. denbo68 says

    Very good but too short.

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