May 29, 2010

World's First Tidal Powered Moon Clock

An ambitious project to create the world’s first moon clock powered by the tides is currently planned for the edge of the Thames River in London, England. Designed by UK artist Laura Williams while she was in her third year of a study in an Arts & Design course at Central Saint Martins, the completed Aluna Moon Clock, will be larger than Stonehenge and forty metres wide.

The five storey high structure is made up of three concentric translucent recycled glass rings that illuminate to provide information about the moon. With light generated from the tides, the rings show the Moon’s movement, current phase as well as the ebb and flow of the tides.

Created as both a waterside landmark and public sculpture, the Aluna Project hopes to create Aluna Moon Clocks in both London and Melbourne. [via]



  1. I learned a lot of new information from your blog today. I can't believe I am actually seeing it now.

  2. I think this may one up StoneHenge.


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