Rotation Tab

 

When you select the Rotation Tab you have the ability to rotate the moon by a set number of degrees.  The degree step is displayed in the box at the center of the four directional arrow buttons.

 

 

Using this capability, you can move along the circumference of the lunar surface as if you were orbiting the moon in a spacecraft, and place yourself directly above features of interest.

 

The degree step may be changed by simply clicking the center box, and entering a new degree value.  The four buttons can be clicked to change the view by rotating the Moon in the directions shown: Northward (), Eastward (), Southward, () Westward, () by the displayed degree value.

 

If you change the map view to observe areas of the moon that are not visible to earth-bound observers, you can quickly return the map to the normal view for your observing location by opening the Time Manager, and clicking Current.