Alphonse Swinehart takes us on a real time journey travelling as a photon from the Sun. Passing the major celestial bodies as we travel out for the first 45 minutes at the speed of light.
After nerding out on some astronomy books and documentaries, I wanted to illustrate how slow the speed of light is in relation to the vast size of the universe. This animation shows, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system. – Alphonse Swinehart