Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Earth and Sun as Seen from Moon's South Pole

We've seen videos of the sunrise and sunset from Antarctica, in which the sun appears to just go around in circles horizontally. The same thing happens if you are at the moon's south pole. This simulation shows the heavens from the perspective of the south pole of the moon, with an added treat of the Earth! It's upside down, and just bobs in and out of sight, because the moon only rotates once a month and the same side is always facing the Earth. However, "same side" doesn't mean much when you are at the pole. Cool! (via Pictojam)


xoxoxoBruce said...

Whole different perspective than the one embedded in my minds eye. Very cool indeed.

Anonymous said...

Very strange that a flat object like the earth can actually look round from space.