For this project we were asked to research a topic of our choice that could be described yearly and create a system to represent the information. Moon rise and set times are typically calculated algorithmically and presented as a look-up table. However, I discovered that they follow a general pattern that repeats each lunar cycle with a certain amount of variance. When plotted radially, an intriguing and beautiful spiral emerges.
This calendar shows the pattern and variance of moon rise and set times over a lunar month for Providence, Rhode Island in 2015. The user rotates a transparent dial to align the days of the calendar month with the lunar cycle to determine moon rise and set for any given day of the year.
Typeface: Gill Sans
Course: Thinking Visually, Spring 2015
Instructor: Cara Collins Buzzell
Rhode Island School of Design, Division of Continuing Education
Graphic Design Certificate Program
photo credit: Allyson Barth and Shane Gutierrez