In the words of Ray Bradbury - stuff your eyes with wonder! See links for my overused tags and the telly and films I'ved loved/am loving/will always love. At times NSFW, but will be tagged as such.
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A full earthrise, as seen by the Kaguya, 5 April 2008, orbiting the moon at an altitude of 100km.
Most of the gifs on this blog are created from stills in various archives. As evidenced by the colour and the copyright JAXA/NHK mark, for this gif I’ve shamelessly extracted some frames from JAXA’s YouTube video, which shows the earthrise at normal speed (it takes about 38 seconds).
Have you heard of Lunar Analemma?
This digital composite image illustrates the changing position and phase of the Moon over the Dali Theater and Museum in Figueres, Spain, during one lunar month.
Analemma is generally known as the motion of the sun in the sky in a complete year. if you follow the position of the Sun at the same time each day, it makes an 8-like trace over the course of a year known as analemma. The position change is caused by the Earth’s motion around the Sun combined with the tilt of the Earth’s rotation axis (see 1, 2, 3). [**]
Analemma of The Moon by Juan Carlos Casado
Moon Rise Time Slice…. this is a collage of 11 photos taken over 27 minutes and 59 seconds
Gorgeous. Also photographic proof that the moon is not, in fact, larger near the horizon. That is merely an illusion.
What do they call that illusion? “The Moon Illusion” of course. ASAPScience did a really nice video about it.
Not only that, but see how the moon is red near the horizon? That’s because of the same science that makes the sunsets red and orange! And I did a video about that: “Why is the Sky Any Color At All?”
It all comes together, man! Science!
“But another story begins, because stories lead to other stories, and this one leads all the way to the moon.”
Die Sentimentale (circa 1846). Johann Peter Hasenclever (1810–1853). Oil on canvas. Galerie Bassenge.
“I had forgotten to draw my curtain, which I usually did; and also to let down my window-blind. The consequence was, that when the moon, which was full and bright, (for the night was fine) came in her course to that space in the sky opposite my casement, and looked in at me through the unveiled panes, her glorious gaze roused me. Awaking in the dead of night, I opened my eyes on her disk – silver-white and crystal-clear. It was beautiful, but too solemn: I half rose, and stretched my arm to draw the curtain.” ~ From Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre