0.58 Gigapixel photo of the Moon aka a very satisfying fullscreen experience


I do so enjoy starting with a word from myself.

Checkout the link after this example image of the moon which I have provided in the event that your hair parents have raised you to use the hair on your head as shoelace, and thus you have never before seen the Moon.

By ‘Moon’ I am here referring to that large body of rock that is falling at us but always just missing us… as we fall towards the Sun, which we also miss. Strange…  stares off into thought… anyway, make sure you view the link in full screen; it is an experience best taken as a totality. [To repeat, the link follows the demonstrative and oh-so necessary image.]

It gets bigger, I promise.

It gets bigger, I promise.

LINK –> Public-domain image. A new 24,000-pixel-square mosaic from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Moon’s nearside in great detail.

Though it is quite detailed, it does not show the lunar landing sites.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has pictures of this… but you still have to use your imagination.

And if you are using your imagination about a moon base, you might as well envision something like

Space 1999 : Destination Moonbase Alpha (The full movie)

Or, if you’re a real sick sonofabitch, perhaps your imaginative conception of the moon would be like that of

A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune – 1902

Better yet (worse yet? I don’t know), perhaps you’re a reeeeal sicky, and when you think of the remnants of what was probably the collision of two planetary bodies that so created the present Earth and its orbiting Luna, the Moon which gives to us reflected sunlight at night, tides, and teen werewolves?

Note: I allow digressions only for Michael J. Fox, Terry Fox, or The Fantastic Mr. Fox (a really excellent film).

Where was I?


Well, that… and uh… also your naive and perhaps entirely correct imagining of the moon would no doubt be that of

Entire series available on youtube. Do a google video search of Space 1999

sweet moonness

The entire series is available on youtube. Do a google video search of Space 1999

Space 1999 S01E01 – Breakaway

… after having looked at what 9 minutes of link sharing can do, I really ought to get back to work, or put myself to bed.

I’ll leave you with one last video either of the moon, or a child truly having a music experience (it’s probably a video of the moon, just to warn you).

– J

About Ossington

I often think but seldom share these thoughts. And if the product of my thinking is to affect anything but my own sense of satisfaction, then surely it must be shared. Here you may try to know what I believe to know.
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