Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 4068

Earth and Moon

A simple visualization of Moon orbiting Earth in a view from the north ecliptic pole.

There are two versions. The standard version has Earth and Moon at the proper scale in relation to their orbit. The oversize version has Earth and Moon five times larger.

The animation run corresponds to a time of three months. The camera orientation is fixed in space (relative to the distant stars) so the stars do not move but we see the changing direction of the Sun based on the lit hemisphere of Earth and Moon.


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
JPL DE421
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Keywords:
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Solar System >> Orbits
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons