The Moon's phases From Above

This video clearly illustrates the system that creates the phases of the Moon, as seen from Earth. Looking down upon the orbit of the Moon, we see how light from the Sun hits different sides of the Moon, changing the apparent shape of the satellite when see by an observer on Earth.

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ESO

About the Video

Id:moon_phases-2
Release date:25 February 2015, 17:29
Duration:40 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Moon
Type:Unspecified : Planet : Satellite
Category:Solar System

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