This beautiful video was created using 110,000 images captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and shows the moon rotating 360 degrees around its axis.
[Via APODVideos | LS]
110,000 images for a 25 second video at 25/fps that’s 625 images where are the 109,375 other images??? unless they were not full shots of the moon and that they used 110,000 images to reconstitute the full shots???
Each shot only captures a section of the Lunar surface, not the entire moon. They put all the images together to form a total map of the Moon and then create the rotating sphere effect.
The title refers to “the moon’s rotation”. Of course the moon does not rotate. Ok, simple mistake; the video is of the moon rotating. Then the caption refers to the moon’s axis. Something that does not rotate does not have an axis. Pretty sloppy for a geek.
^read that. Questions answered. Calm down a little and enjoy a show.