New visualization from Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio shows the moon’s phase and libration throughout the year 2013, at hourly intervals. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization also shows other relevant information, including moon orbit position, subearth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth. Seeing the entire year compressed down to 5 minutes, we can see the changes in libration, and axis tilt — as well as Moon’s phases.
Featured image credit: GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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