NASA has just released a stunning new video of the moon’s surface using high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and set to Claude Debussy’s famous piano composition, Clair de Lune. As you can see, the flyover follows the sun over the course of one lunar day, providing a detailed look at the many craters and other surface features that you don’t see in everyday photos. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The new visualization was created to accompany a performance of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. It was performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on June 1 and 2, 2018, led by conductor Emil de Cou, as part of a celebration of NASA’s 60th anniversary. The incredible digital 3D model of the moon begins with a view of the waxing crescent, before closing in for a much more detailed look,” reports The Daily Mail.