Watch a full rotation of the moon

Wonderful video from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA spacecraft in a polar orbit around the moon since 2009. The moon as you’ve never seen it!

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APOD Video published this on its YouTube page in 2013, but of course it’s wonderful and timeless. APOD said:

A huge payoff from the longevity of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission is the repeat coverage obtained by the LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC). The WAC has a very wide field-of-view (FOV), 90° in monochrome mode and 60° in multispectral mode, hence its name.

Read more about the images used to make this video from LROC

Shout-out to Shireen Gonzaga for pointing out this video to us via Facebook!

Deborah Byrd