Earth and Moon
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
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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.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Scott Wiessinger (KBRwyle)
Datasets used in this visualization
DE421 (A.K.A. JPL DE421)
Dataset can be found at: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?ephemerides#planetsSee more visualizations using this data set
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