This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2021, as viewed from the Southern Hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, and distance from the Earth at true scale. Craters near the terminator are labeled, as are Apollo landing sites, maria, and other albedo features in sunlight.
Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Data visualization by Ernie Wright (USRA) Producer & Editor - David Ladd (USRA)
Music Provided by Universal Production Music: "Fly To The Moon" - Thomas Edward Sheppard
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~ Discover & Explore your Amazing Moon in 2021 ~
Yes, it’s upside down :-o
Now isn’t that a surprise to people who live in the Northern Hemisphere :-)
I’ve marked a lot of the main features on the surface for you to find and explore with your binoculars or telescope Enjoy and have fun!