Space Infographics: Astronomical Phenomena in Pictures
Today we’ll talk about infographics: why they are important and why we create them. Some of the most interesting space-related infographics included.
What is an infographic?
Infographic is a visual representation that gives you an easy-to-understand overview of a topic. It includes images, maybe charts, and the minimum amount of text. Infographic’s goal is to represent information quickly and clearly.
Why are infographics effective?
- Our brain process visual information 60,000 faster than text.
- 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual.
- Infographics can provide a simple overview of a complex topic.
- It’s easier to compare multiple options via visuals.
- Images stay in the long-term memory, which makes infographics more memorable.
- Infographics are more likely to be shared or liked on social media.
And more. But these reasons are already convincing enough to give infographics a try.
So we decided to create several infographics under the Star Walk 2 brand. Some of them are meant to help people to figure out astronomy theremins or phenomena faster and easier. For example, an infographic that explains retrograde motion from an astronomical perspective and tells why you should not be afraid of planets in retrograde. Or the must-have for astronomy newcomers — an infographic about measuring distances in space. With its help, you can learn what’s bigger: lunar distance, astronomical unit, or light-year, and how these units are used.
Other infographics answer the question “What to see in the sky tonight?”. One of those is the infographic with the brightest stars of the night sky, which are the perfect targets for observers. This infographic also shows the best time when those stars are visible, their constellations, and apparent magnitudes. If you’re interested not in a particular star but the whole stellar patterns, here is a list of constellations everyone can find. Advice on how to look for them and exciting facts are included.
By the way, to broaden your knowledge of constellations in general, you can check out an infographic that covers all 88 constellations and their brightest stars.
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Sincerely yours, Vito Technology Team.