Time to strap on your boots and follow in the footsteps of the first people to walk on the Moon. The Apollo 11 astronauts returned valuable rock samples from the Sea of Tranquility landing site that revealed the moon's fiery past for the first time. A common question is whether the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon can be seen from Earth. Apollo 11 landed on July 20, 1969, on the relatively smooth and safe terrain of the Sea of Tranquility. Unfortunately the landing craft are too small to be seen by even the largest Earth-based telescopes, but you can still see the spot where the Lunar Module touched down on 20 July 1969.

The Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 landing sites in the Ocean of Storms on the moon. For an extra challenge, see if you can spot the three craters named for the Apollo 11 astronauts just north of the landing site.