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Earth in Bradford; Moon in Wakefield

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Observer
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
27/08/2019 - 11:00
Object
7-metre Earth and Moon globes
Observing location
Bradford and Wakefield
Equipment
Canon EOS 500D + f/2.8 lens
Canon PhotoStitch
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The Earth and Moon have come to Yorkshire.

Artist Luke Jerram is well-known for his 7-metre diameter globes of the Earth and the Moon, constructed from high-resolution NASA images. One of his Gaia globes is currently on display in the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, and in Wakefield Market Hall his Museum of the Moon highlights a lunar globe.

As an occasional lunar observer (these days I use the Moon as an occulting bar to observe double stars and Kepler2 stars) it was great to walk around the large globe and see its Far Side in detail, noting how different it is to the side facing Earth and the transition between these regions.

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