An animation showing the 1.255 light second distance between us and the moon (the Sun is about 8 light minutes from us) created by planetary scientist Dr. James O’Donoghue using NASA imagery. and that’s not all. To wit:

This is the distance between the Earth and Moon with the correct sizes and scales. The real-time speed of light is also shown.

(Image: ‘Moonrise over Earth’ by Detlev Van Ravenswaay)


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15 thoughts on “Seconds Apart

    1. Cian

      I came here to say this. :-(

      I was sadly disappointed that there was no sound on the video – it really needs a ‘pong!’ at each end.

    1. bisted

      …if you get up very early (or stay up very late) you might catch the lunar eclipse which will give the moon a copper colour…a blood wolf moon!

  1. rotide

    You can see this in action yourself by procuring a powerful laser and telescope and firing it at the reflectors planted on the moon by the apollo missions.

    You also get the satisfaction of knowing Justsayinlike and Bodger are gobpoos while doing this.

    1. Frilly Keane

      Jesus Christ t’night Roptile

      D’ya get fed up listening t’ this constant loop of yerself

      You must be cross-eyed by now

        1. Frilly Keane

          You’ll wake them up

          in tippy toes voice
          Knowing where I’m not wanted is where
          All’s well with you anyway yeah?

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