The Moon | Rediscovered Astronomy
By J.J. Del Mar
Though we on Earth never get to see the far side of the moon. Our satellite, Luna, does rotate. This is how the moon looks when it rotates, only not from Earth.
For this animation multiple layers were processed into a single render of the moon. Color and bump maps were processed separately.
It was especially challenging to blend the old surface maps with the new ones as some of the maps were not cleaned. Despite this challenge, no drawing was applied to clean. All of the surface shows maps released by NASA.
Moon Animation by J.J. Del Mar
This animation has been released to the public domain as is. Download your copy on Pixabay or copy and paste the link on your web browser: https://pixabay.com/videos/id-8195/
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