Photographer releases stunning supercut of the moon’s orbit
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy snapped thousands of photos of the moon.
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Lunar photographer Andrew McCarthy spent hundreds of hours snapping photos of the moon over 22 nights.
He took thousands of photos to show, up close, just how much Earth’s satellite moves around. The California-based astrophotographer used an 85-megapixel camera to capture all of the nooks, crannies and craters in the moon’s surface from his backyard.
“Over the last month, I worked on my largest project so far. An attempt to really show off the unmistakable spherical nature of the moon,” McCarthy said on Instagram.
McCarthy captured the moon as it waxed and waned over the 22-day period to create almost a complete orbit (27 days). He then pieced together a supercut of the images that showed the moon’s cratered gray surface “wobble” as it changed positions in the sky.