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Button: Where's the Math?

Earth and Moon Viewer
Where's the Math?

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The Earth and Moon Viewer:

At this website, we get a satellite’s view of the Earth from space. We can use specific latitude and longitude coordinates to view any location on the planet. This is a good example of coordinate geometry.

The Earth and Moon Viewer also gives us the opportunity to learn about time, time zones, and hours of daylight and nighttime. This website uses UTC (Universal Time Coordinated, formerly known as Greenwich Mean Time) and the 24-hour clock. With the help of the U.S. Naval Observatory (the official timekeeper of the country), we can use the Earth and Moon Viewer to conduct some investigations. If you want to print out the learner page and/or the instructors' notes, you should use the Acrobat link, but you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you don't already have it, you can download it here for free.

Learner page: html | Acrobat

Instructors’ notes: html | Acrobat