A Sense of “Scale”
Here’s a very cool animation by motion designer Brad Goodspeed, showing what our night sky might look like were some of the other planets in our solar system at the same distance from us as the Moon. (About 240,000 miles / 384,000 km.)
Wait for Jupiter to make quite an entrance…
While watching the video of the lunar eclipse I posted the other day I was looking at the curvature of the earth’s shadow on the moon. It made me think about how large the earth might look if an exact copy of it was up there instead of the moon. Soon curiosity got the better of me, and I was animating!
Thanks Brad! Great work, if you ever add any more of the planets in I’ll be sure to share that here as well!
See the video on Brad’s blog post here.
Animation: Brad Goodspeed / Music: ‘Where We’re Calling From’ from the album ‘The Last Broadcast’ by ‘Doves’.
Posted on January 30, 2011, in Jupiter, Just for Fun, Neptune and tagged animation, astronomy, Brad Goodspeed, Jupiter, Neptune, night sky, planets, Planets Viewed From Earth as if They Were at the Distance of Our Moon, scale. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.