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Phases of the moon, animated with Virtual Moon Atlas

Phases of the Moon, a beautiful video animation created using Virtual Moon Atlas and accompanied by Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14, (Opus 27, No. 2). Related watching to better understand the phases of the moon: (a super not-to-scale) moon orbits Earth as Earth orbits the sun:

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