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The Overview Effect

Since a long time, I am wondering how would look like an eclipse seen from the moon while the earth is overshadowing the sun.. So i did this 3D rendering with the most precise informations I could get from Space but mostly web..
This image shows the eclipse that will occur on the 18th of May, year 2107. This view is taken from the Moon in the region of Mare Crisium at 6 AM universal time.

"The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface." - Wikipedia

Public Ressources :
Position of the Milky way, the earth and the sun made thanks to Stellarium : http://www.stellarium.org
Lunar Soil has been 3D generated from actual Digital Elevation Maps (DEM) : http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc/rdr_product_select
Milkyway maps can be found here : https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3895
Earth city lights map : https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=55167

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