Your Planet’s On The Move

Very cool video from a different perspective.  We are used to observing the night sky from what we feel is a fixed point on Earth.  But it isn’t fixed.   We are constantly on the move.  What if we could view the movement of this planet in relation to a point really far away, itself moving, but far enough that it appears fixed?

An equatorial tracking mount was used for about 3 hours to show Earth’s rotation relative to the Milky Way.

And from Messenger, on its way to Mercury.

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3 Responses to Your Planet’s On The Move

  1. Kathleen10 says:

    Isn’t that just so amazing…

  2. maternalView says:

    All I can say is wow! So cool to get a different perspective.

  3. teomatteo says:

    No wonder why my hair won’t stay combed.