The World, Looking out at the Moon: Video


Thank you to Annick Bureaud at OLATS for circulating this video of the world, looking out at the Moon…

In January 2010, artist Rachel Younghans asked people around the earth to take a picture of the Moon above them beginning on the evening of January 19 and ending on the evening of January 20. It was full moon and we were asked to take the picture also at a given time.

She has since released this 48-second video, in which you see the moon as it makes one full, 24-hour rotation around the earth, starting in Senegal, Africa and moving west, at one photo per minute.

She named it YAW, which means to twist about a vertical axis.

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.



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