A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes

If you were stuck some­where far away from yes­ter­day’s lunar eclipse, here’s some con­so­la­tion cour­tesy of NASA. The Sci­en­tif­ic Visu­al­iza­tion Stu­dio at the God­dard Space Flight Cen­ter has com­piled this two and a half minute video from over a year’s worth of data record­ed by the Lunar Recon­nais­sance Orbiter (LRO), which has been orbit­ing the moon at 50 kilo­me­ters above its sur­face for over a year.

The results are pret­ty spec­tac­u­lar, and might ren­der the pain of miss­ing a chance to watch the moon turn red a lit­tle more bear­able, espe­cial­ly for all you heart­bro­ken Can­cers (we’ll get through this.)

via Wired News

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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Sheer­ly Avni is a San Fran­cis­co-based arts and cul­ture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Week­ly, Moth­er Jones, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. You can fol­low her on twit­ter at @sheerly.

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