Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures GIF
animation by Ed Stephan (email@example.com)
These "Virtual Reality
Moon Phases" were created from ray-traced images of the Moon. A Clementine
spacecraft mosaic of the lunar surface was mapped onto a sphere, and scenes were
rendered as a virtual Sun "orbited" the Moon. The depiction of lunar surface
features suffers geometric distortion but the terminator is correct with respect
to the spherical Moon.
Current Phase of the Moon:
Updates every 4 hours):
You can view the phase of the Moon for any date and time [1800-2199
If you leave all fields blank, you get the phase of the Moon for 0 hrs UT
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information of Sun and Moon phenomena.
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