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See All of the 2012 Moon Phases Before They Happen [Video]

What do you get when you combine a year’s worth of NASA lunar projects into continuous render? You get this awesome video that shows you ever house of every moon phase in all of 2012.

Over at Discover’s Bad Astronomy, they were inspired by NASA’s cache of Lunar Orbiter data. Unlike many other lunar exploration tools online, the images released by NASA are extremely detailed and precise–data from the Orbiter allows them to calculate down to the very shadow angles within the craters. Bad Astronomy took all those hour-by-hour rendered images and strung them together into a video loaded with facts about the project and the projections it uses.

For more information about the video check out the link below.

The Moon in 2012; Hour-By-Hour [Bad Astronomy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/13/12

Comments (5)

  1. badger_fruit


  2. ksk

    I think this Ipad 3 effect

  3. lesle

    Click the less-than sign, , to move the earth through the cross-quarters, equinoxes, and solstices. Covers years 2001-2020.

  4. Francois

    Bad simulation, I saw the moon smiling at us here in Montreal 2 weeks ago.

    was really a U, not like a C.

    How come this simulation does not reflect this?

  5. Hansy

    Great Astronomy!!

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