Earthrise: an actual view of the Earth from the Moon
Earthrise: an actual view of the Earth from the MoonCourtesy NASA
Want to see what the Earth looks like right now if you were standing on the Moon? Or on the Sun? Or riding one of the many satellites circling our planet? You can do that and other nifty things at this cool webpage set up by Fourmilab Switzerland. The site is run by software developer John Walker, who founded the computer-aided design company, Autodesk, Inc. Besides computers, Walker has an obvious love of astronomy, physics, and adventure. The site's homepage has some interesting information and other links worth digging through, including his and his wife's 40th wedding anniversary trip to the South Pole, and their 2010 trip to witness the Aku-Aku total solar eclipse on Easter Island.

Fourmilab Switzerland homepage

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