Apollo 11 Landing Site 50 Years on

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landings on 20th July 1969, we have spent a couple of weeks using the Liverpool Telescope to monitor the landing site.

Apollo 11 landing site 50 years on
A series of Liverpool Telescope observations of the landing site during July 2019

Although the lander itself is far to small to be seen this far away, you can see the location near the middle of the image where it is not rotating. From night to night you can also see how the shadows of craters and mountains alter as the phase of the moon changes

Explore the Moon Landings

You can see where all the Apollo Programme landing sites were in our special Apollo Moonsaic or take your own observations of the different sites .