December 28, 2009
LPOD visitors map from Revolver Maps
The rotating globe at the bottom of every LPOD page shows a red dot for each visit. This Mercator version of the map shows that over the last 6 weeks LPOD visitors have come from six continents (no lunar observing in Antarctica?) and many countries. It is not surprising that the majority come from North America and Europe, which are locations of thousands of amateur and professional astronomers. Many visitors also come, unsurprisingly, from Japan, Australia and New Zealand. I am pleased to see strong interest in China and India, two countries that have recently orbited their first lunar probes. One hundred and thirty-four visits have come from the Philippines, about a fourth from the programming group that is creating our Second Life MoonWorld educational experience. Scattered visits to LPOD from people in South America, Africa, the Mid-East, and South-East Asia are encouraging, showing that interest in the Moon is worldwide.
Yesterday's LPOD: Ruin Line
Tomorrow's LPOD: Rille From Ridge