VFX Artist Unwraps Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 Moon Photo
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Ever wonder what Buzz Aldrin saw when Neil Armstrong captured this famous photograph during the Apollo 11 mission? If so, then one visual effects artist also wanted to see the result, so the lunar vista reflected in his helmet was ‘unwrapped’, resulting in a 360-degree astronaut’s-eye panoramic view of the Moon. To be more specific, this image was taken in July, 1969 when Aldrin stood near the leg of the Eagle lunar module. Read more for the full image and additional information.


VFX Artist Unwraps Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 Moon Photo
If you look closely at the original photograph, Buzz Aldrin’s shadow stretches out in front of him in the reflection of his visor and the lunar module shines brightly in the harsh light of the unfiltered Sun. Armstrong can be seen standoing with the Hasselblad camera held at chest height and the Earth is slightly visible at the top of the visor.

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I took this famous image of Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, zoomed in to his visor, and because it’s essentially a mirror ball I was able to ‘unwrap’ it to this 2D image. Then I opened that in the Google Street View app and can see what [Aldrin] saw,” said the artist.

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