50 years past safely qualifies as history in human time. The Apollo Moon landings were important for many reasons, yet one overlooked is that they created the most common historical testament in the world. For no matter where you are, no matter how far or little you travel, you can always look up, at least a few times each year, to where the six lunar touchdowns happened.
Think of it in this context: ever since July 20th, 1969, every single picture of the Moon taken from Earth has included the areas where American men walked on the lunar surface. The evidence is microscopically invisible, sometimes in light and sometimes in shadow, but the Apollo landing sites are nonetheless within every image.
Since I started this blog, I have pointed my own feeble cameras towards the Apollo sites many times, yet hardly mention them explicitly. Today, I look back at some of my favorite lunar images, all of which include the Apollo areas, of course.