After their highly popular gamified Les Paul landing page last Thursday, Google has created even more play time. With science! The longest lunar eclipse in a decade began earlier today (still in progress) and though it was wasn’t visible to those of us in North America, now everyone can enjoy the sights.
Visitors can witness all the stages of the eclipse by moving a slider at the bottom of the page, which transitions smoothly through images of the event. Though this sort of gamification doesn’t have elements like player achievement, it creates a sense of unity. The moon belongs to everyone one on Earth – so why not find a way to let everyone enjoy it? It’s inspiring, fun and just really neat. Once again, Google puts it’s stamp on the internet as if to say “If you didn’t see it here, it didn’t happen.