Friday, June 17, 2011

The Moon -- One year in 2 and ½ minutes

This past Wednesday many folks on the 'other side' of the world from the N and S America side were able to view a stunning and long total eclipse.

The rest of us were left in the dark, so to speak, though we really weren't in the dark. The sun was shining over here.

Still, we didn't get to see the moon.

But do not despair.

A friend of DIT sent us a most amazing link. (Thank you 'friend').

Seems that someone (not our friend but someone with a lot of time on their hands) has made a very interesting video about the moon.

No, it is not an eclipse such as those fortunate folks viewed on Wednesday.

But, actually it is even more unusual.

What is it? you ask.

Well, someone has made pictures of the moon over the course of an entire year and compiled them into a time lapse video that is about 2 ½ minutes long.

This is really interesting to watch in that the moon doesn't always look the 'same' .

As each month progresses, the moon or the earth shifts slightly. Very interesting.

So without further ado, to see this most interesting and unusual 2 minute 27 second video showing the moon through the 12 months of a year, HERE'S THE LINK