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Turns Out There IS Something New Under the Sun

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If there is anything new under the sun it has to be this – and delightfully, it’s the domain of the moon. This spectacular table by Adrien Segal captures tidal data collected from San Francisco Bay for the duration of a full lunar cycle, 29 days in April and May of 2006. I’m rarely rendered speechless (silence doesn’t make for a great blog, does it?), but I really can’t beat the beauty and wonder of Segal’s sculpture, so I won’t even try. Visit Segal’s website for more spectacularly innovative sculptures derived from water and climate data. Her work is currently on display at the Oakland Museum of California’s exhibit, Above and Below: Our Changing Bay, through February 23, 2014.

Adrien Segal's Tidal Datum table

Adrien Segal's Tidal Datum table

Adrien Segal's Tidal Datum table reflects a full lunar cycle's worth of tides, as recorded by NOAA from April - May of 2006

Every day in the month of September, we are serving up a different science artist for your viewing pleasure. Can’t get enough? Check out what was featured on this day last year: The Dragon Turn book cover illustration by Derek Mah

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

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