Wonder Wanderings 4: Pixelized Moon

Wonder Wanderings is a weekly blog series at Melody+Theology, where I point out fascinating things I’ve come across in my reading wanderings. These amazing things show us an amazing God and yet another reason to marvel at His power and creativity.

saturn-hd-planet-1152093-640x360I can’t remember where I first came across this, but it’s mind-boggling. Pixels are the miniscule dots that combine to form the images on your screen; your screen resolution is the number of dots horizontally and vertically.

If the moon were the size of one of those dots, this is the size of our solar system to scale. Every picture you’ve ever seen in any book or website of our solar system has never been to scale; here’s why.

If the Moon Were One Pixel

Having seen that, think about this:

When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? (Psalm 8:3-4 HCSB).

The heavens were made by the word of the LORD and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth (Psalm 33:6 HCSB).

He counts the number of the starsHe gives names to all of them (Psalm 147:4 HCSB).


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