Aluna: A Tidal Powered Moon Clock

Aluna: A Tidal Powered Moon Clock

A massive proposed sculpture visualizes powerful natural processes.

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Aluna is a public sculpture that has been proposed to be built on London’s waterfront. Aside from it’s monumental size (40 meters high) it has features that are meant to “change the way we consider time and understand our planet”, reminding us of the connections that exist between the moon and ocean tides.

Built from recycled glass, it is powered by the ebb and flow of the tides using underwater turbines. 3 concentric glass rings are used to represent the lunar phase, the lunar day and the tide.  Each ring is illuminated by LEDs, producing an animation which enables the viewer to watch the movements of the Moon.