Pattern Set for SegPlayPC released (see more details here)
The moon is Earth’s only natural satellite and we celebrate its beauty in this wonderful pattern set. On June 5-6, 2012, the moon will be used as a mirror when Venus will appear as a tiny black dot crossing the sun’s face. How exciting!
The moon’s surface has been studied by telescope since Galileo first observed it in 1609 and firsthand by a total of 12 U.S. astronauts during the six successful lunar landing missions of the US Apollo program. The Moon’s small size and low mean density result in surface gravity that is too low to hold a permanent atmosphere, and therefore it was to be expected that lunar surface characteristics would be very different from those of Earth. The moon is the most ‘human’ of the heavenly bodies, since its phases and the shadows on its surface give it a face, encouraging the popular lore about the ‘Man in the Moon’.
Because the moon rotates in step with the Earth, we can only see about 59% of the moon’s surface. The dark and featureless plains we see on the near side of the moon are called maria, a Latin term for seas.
In our set of Moonglow patterns we showcase photographed images of landscapes, which are lit or dominated with the visible moon. In some patterns, the moon is depicted by itself, while in others, the moon is shown reflecting over calm waters, lighthouses, beaches, bare trees, cloudy skies, rocky coastlines, wheat fields, and mountain ranges.
This set contains 21 paintable patterns.
Be an Artist in 2 minutes with Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here)
- ‘Moon Mirror’ To Capture Venus’ (huffington.post)