Building an Oddity on the Web for David Bowie featuring the Moon 🌓

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Space Oddity

Lee Martin
Jul 11, 2019 · 7 min read
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This is Ground Control to Major Tom

Far Above the Moon

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Forecasting the Moon

Simple transitions powered by Anime.js
SunCalc.getMoonIllumination(new Date())
SunCalc.getMoonPosition(new Date(), latitude, longitude)

Moon Phase

Phase        Name        
------- -----------------
0 New Moon
Waxing Crescent
0.25 First Quarter
Waxing Gibbous
0.5 Full Moon
Waning Gibbous
0.75 Last Quarter
Waning Crescent
let size = 200
let path = new Path()
if (phase >= 0.5) {
leftX = 0
} else {
leftX = size - (phase / 0.5 * size)
}
if (phase <= 0.5) {
rightX = size
} else {
rightX = size - ((phase - 0.5) / 0.5 * size)
}
path.add([size / 2, 0])
path.arcTo([leftX, size / 2], [size / 2, size])
path.arcTo([rightX, size / 2], [size / 2, 0])
path.pivot    = [size / 2, size / 2]
path.rotation = angle
let link = document.querySelector("link[rel*='icon']")
link.href = canvas.toDataURL("image/png")

Detecting The Moon

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["Sky", "Cloud", "Atmospheric phenomenon", "Daytime", "Atmosphere", "Brown", "Cumulus", "Morning", "Celestial event", "Calm", "Evening", "Horizon", "Meteorological phenomenon", "Dusk", "Sunlight", "Dawn", "Space", "Moon", "Astronomical object", "Night"]
let data = canvas.toDataURL('image/jpeg', 1.0)data.replace('data:image/jpeg;base64,', '')

Thanks

David Bowie
David Bowie

Lee Martin

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I develop websites for rock 'n' roll bands and get paid in sex and drugs. Previously Silva Artist Management, SoundCloud, and Songkick. Currently: Available

Lee Martin

Written by

I develop websites for rock 'n' roll bands and get paid in sex and drugs. Previously Silva Artist Management, SoundCloud, and Songkick. Currently: Available

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