Last weekend we’ve had a wonderful event in Liverpool, Tall Ships Regatta. Museum of the Moon was part of that event, but it was too amazing not to talk about it separately. I have taken lots of pictures of the Moon, both during daytime and in the evening.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork, made by UK artist Luke Jerram. You can see more on the artwork’s website and on the artists’s website.
I knew what to expect, but seeing it was bizarre, almost a bit emotional. The Moon has 7 metres in diameter.
As you can see, it is very detailed. It was made using 120dpi NASA imagery of the lunar surface. The Moon is at 1:500,000 scale, each centimeter representing 5km of the Moon’s surface. It is internally lit and it makes it looking so real.
Tour Dates from June, in UK, if you fancy seeing it:
UZ Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, 11 May – 24 June
Kelburn Garden Party, Scotland, 29 June – 1 July
Bristol, UK, 7 – 8 July
Timber Festival, National Forest, UK, 6 – 8 July
The Museum of the Moon is on tour abroad too, going in Spain, US, France, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, and Netherlands.
Some of the places the Moon was on tour were outdoor locations. I think that being inside the cathedral made it special.
The artist says that: “From the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding and ways of seeing. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid nighttime navigation.”
This is a closeup with the Moon. It was fascinating to see so many details, that are not visible with the naked eye. It’s fascinating.
During the daytime is stunning, but I’m glad I’ve visited the Cathedral again in the evening. It looks even more impressive in the evening, in low light.
Have you seen the Moon?