This graphic calendar depicts a single earth rotation around the sun – one year. It provides dates for solar, planetary, lunar, and meteoric events and depicts accurate scales of the earth, moon, and sun relative to one another.
The lines extending out from the sun illustrates the sun’s rays. Each ray functions as the 366 days in the year 2012, a leap year. When an astronomical event takes place, an icon specific to that event type replaces the date. Event details are listed at the bottom of the poster. Although the calendar is meant to show size comparisons between earth, moon, and sun, it's important to mention that it doesn't accurately portray the distances between them.
Inspired by the Pale Blue Dot and the Overview Effect, the calendar may hopefully also serve as a reminder of our place in the universe – that earthlings exist as a merely spec amongst the countless celestial bodies beyond our planet in the cosmos.