This 4K visualization shows the Moon’s phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2018, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. Two ‘supermoons’ will ring in the New Year on Jan. 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2018.
Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the moon’s orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator.
Southern hemisphere version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv6zmKcmBf0
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/David Ladd (USRA)
Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
John Keller (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Music Credits: Killer Tracks: “Illuminating” – Kelly McCollough. “Touching Clouds” – Kelly Mccullough.
This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4604