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Apollo 11 Table

Apollo 11 Table

Harow’s Apollo 11 table features an accurate scale model of part of the Moon’s surface. The craters were carved into fiberglass and then covered with resin. The table’s brass and aluminum alloy feet are based on the Lunar Module’s landing pads. Limited to 8 units.

Shadow of the Eclipse

Shadow of the Eclipse

Lots of us stayed outside to watch the big solar eclipse this week, but this isn’t the view any of us saw. Instead of looking up at the skies, the University of Wisconsin Madison time-lapsed weather satellite imagery to track the shadow of the moon as it crossed the US.

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MOON Lunar Globe

MOON Lunar Globe

A scientifically accurate 1:20M scale model of the Moon with a light ring that simulates sunlight. You can make the light ring revolve manually or choose from one of two automatic modes: a 30s cycle or a real-time cycle that starts with the current lunar phase.

Luna Lantern

Luna Lantern

Acorn Studio’s Luna is a Moon-themed lantern made of Latex-coated fiberglass. It comes in seven sizes from 3.2″ to 23.6″ in diameter. The smallest one is battery-powered and uses an LED while the rest plug into an outlet and have dimmable halogen lamps.

Lunar Odyssey

Lunar Odyssey

For those of you who missed the recent lunar eclipse that took place on 4/15, that’s okay. Photographer Andrew Walker captured the event in much greater detail than you would have seen in this haunting time-lapse of the event.

Beans

Beans

An amusing fake commercial by Alvise Avati and Eamonn Butler for “Haynes Baked Beans” in which a team of astronauts meet an evil monster on the surface of the moon. Eventually, beans do play a role in the plot.

Moonwalk

Moonwalk

Director Mikey Schaefer captured pure beauty on film, as we see free climber Dean Potter walking a highline tied to Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park while the moon rises behind him.

GTA IV Shuttle and Moon Mod

GTA IV Shuttle and Moon Mod

Another epic Grand Theft Auto IV hack – a powerful spaceship capable of flying from Liberty City to the Moon in just about a minute. Wonder if you could fly Iron Man into orbit with this mod.

Lunar Rover on the Moon HD

Lunar Rover on the Moon HD

According to YouTuber Britoca, this high definition footage is of the Apollo 16 lunar rover being driven on the moon. The original 16mm footage was stabilized using the Deshaker filter for VirtualDub.

The Moon Illusion

The Moon Illusion

Don’t you love it when the moon is huge? Well, did you know that when the moon looks bigger, that’s it’s all an optical illusion? It’s no closer to the Earth regardless of how different it may look.

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Perhaps the most beautifully designed ice cream cake treat ever, they were created by Doshi Levien using layers of biscuit, meringue, caramel and other sweet things for the 2012 holiday season.

Lunar Rug

Lunar Rug

Take one small step for mankind on this clever handmade wool rug from Atypyk. Measures 82 inches across, which makes it about a 1-to-1,668,331 scale replica of the moon.

Year of the Moon

Year of the Moon

While we wish this were a time-lapse of the actual moon, we’re still mesmerized by this silent animation of the moon going through a full year of phases. Best served with a side of Philip Glass.

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Artificial Moon

Artificial Moon

Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon was constructed from hundreds of compact fluorescent lightbulbs; it was originally exhibited in Shanghai, where the moon is frequently obscured due to light pollution.

Lunar Eclipse Time-Lapse

Lunar Eclipse Time-Lapse

If you happened to be asleep in the wee hours on 12/21, you missed a rare Winter Solstice lunar eclipse. William Castleman shot this incredible footage as our moon turned red for a brief time.

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