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March 25, 2004 5:20 PM   Subscribe

Fun for lunatics:
     It shows the phases of the Moon [scroll down] for each day of a selected month.You can set the calendar to any date from 3999 BC to 3999 AD. Clicking any day cell on the calendar will take you to a screen presenting a more detailed view of the moon on that day...
Current Moon:
Waxing Crescent
38.5% of Full
Thu 25 Mar, 2004
     These "Virtual Reality Moon Phases" were created by R. Schmidt 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.
     In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface, or as a map showing day and night. You can also make images of the Moon.

     Or just check out some photos of the moon taken from the spaceships that have been there.
posted by Shane (5 comments total)
In related news, We Like the Moon, but we're not so sure we like Joel Veitch (of Viking Kittens fame and of Britain's Channel 4) going commercial with commercials for Quizno's.
[BEWARE! Lotsa sound.]
posted by Shane at 5:21 PM on March 25, 2004

cool!--i was born 2 days before a full moon (explains a lot), and my 100th bday will be a 1/2 moon.

and thanks Shane--i've been racking my brain trying to figure out where i had seen the Quizno's things before
posted by amberglow at 8:30 PM on March 25, 2004

cool!--i was born 2 days before a full moon

No, thank you, for reminding me to look up my birthday. It was a completely full moon (not to mention the Eastern U.S. Seaboard blacked out.) Woo hoo!
posted by Shane at 6:29 AM on March 26, 2004

that moon phase calendar is very cool, thanks shane.

i saw that quiznos commercial a few weeks back and worried that they'd ganked it from rathergood. so i'm glad to see it's legit. i love joel veitch, for he makes me laugh, hahaha...!
posted by t r a c y at 8:15 AM on March 26, 2004

The next full moon on my birthday is also the next time my birthday falls on a Monday. That just can't be a good combination.

Very cool calendar.
posted by aine42 at 4:24 PM on March 26, 2004

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