Video: The phases of the Moon in 2018

A cool video from NASA showing the phases of the Moon for every hour throughout 2018:

This 4K visualization shows the Moon’s phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2018, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. Two ‘supermoons’ will ring in the New Year on Jan. 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2018.

Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the moon’s orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator.

More from the caption:

Southern hemisphere version:…

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/David Ladd (USRA)

Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
John Keller (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

Music Credits: Killer Tracks: “Illuminating” – Kelly McCollough. “Touching Clouds” – Kelly Mccullough.

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at:

Waxing gibbous. Visible to the southeast in early evening, up for most of the night. NASA Scientific Visualization Studio.