"Clair de Lune" Set To Visualizations Of A Lunar Day

August 21, 2018


This is a video of composer Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" ("light of the moon" or "moonlight"), inspired by Paul-Marie Verlaine's poem of the same name (plus the moon itself obviously), being performed by the National Symphony Orchestra along with moon visuals captured by the Lunar Reconnoissance Orbiter and animated with passing shadows to simulate a lunar day using 3D elevation mapping data of the moon's surface. It was all very beautiful to watch and to listen to. You know, it's weird to think that within a year you and I are both going to be living there. "On the moon?" Well obviously not in it, Jesus, we aren't dirty mole people.

Keep going for the video, and don't worry, I've already started stocking up on provisions.

Thanks to Allyson S, who can't wait for our first celebratory cocktail at the Moon Bar. Gosh, me too.

  • Joebags !

    I hear this and i think....SAVE POINT!!!!

  • Eric Ord

    Nice visuals of the place where Meh is from

  • bakuryu

    4:07 Finally something that's not just a crater? But what's this?How it formed? Anyone know better?

  • GeneralDisorder

    There's apparently four major types of formations on the surface of the moon.

    There's volcanic formations, impact craters, lunar swirls (which are basically magnetic field formations), and "evidence of water".

    This is probably a combination of volcanic and water movement. Like, under-surface movement forced water out and caused erosion.

  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Spiders from Mars. Did you learn nothing from Ziggy?

  • bakuryu

    Is this a "how many circles can you count" type of video?
    Cause I'm stuck at 0.

    But I've watched it just 2 times until now.
    Maybe it's cause I'm not good at counting,but I'm able to do it at least until...well some (don't remember exactly right now, but it surely was much).
    Wait...There's somthing I can't tell traveling on my mind just right now... It seems.. ONE
    Told you.
    Well,in hindsight i think I've watched the video more times than what I've previously told you.

  • Not the best arrangement of the song. Also, too fast in many spots.

  • Jenness

    This is the FIRST (heh) video like this I've seen and it is very relaxing.

    Que me up for a drink at that moon bar too GW & Allyson S.

  • Eric Ord

    Que in't a word

  • Jenness

    queue - so I make ONE typo in 30000 posts and you just HAD to point it out. But at least I was FIRST!!!!!

  • TheQiwiMan

    Uh oh... somebody just earned the wrath of an Ord!

  • Eric Ord


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