Earth's Moon by Art Murder
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Added: 17/07/2014 - 11:48PM
Updated: 17/07/2014 - 11:46PM

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Uploaded by ArtMurder


Last updated at 23:46, 17 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 23:48, 17 Jul 2014

Earth's Moon
This is a simple mod that replaces Skyrim's moons with Earth's Moon!
This disables Skyrim's other moon, so it is only the one moon in the sky!
Yes it does included proper waning/waxing phases!
Perfectly in sync with HUD elements like A Matter of Time that track lunar phases,
as well as werewolf mods like Moonlight tails
This mod is designed for realism, for people who want Skyrim to feel more like Earth!

As of now, I suggest you use this with an HD star and galaxy replacer of your choice.
Try this one or this one(the second one works better if you have an ENB) to replace your galaxy with the milky way!

Use this mod for a more earth like star texture.

I also suggest this mod for your ENB/lighting (a brightness of about 50~75% is best), I use the vivid color version, with climates of tamriel, I use the "extra options" for supreme storms expanded snow system, and the weather patch, and have tweaked the ENB a small degree. But, you should generally get pretty close to my non-vanilla screen shots with these mods!

use this mod to make the brightness level at night vary based on the moon phases! Syncs perfectly with my mod, when full the moon will really light up the country side!

If this mod becomes popular, I will make my very realistic milky way galaxy replacer, and star repalcer specifically to match this mod!


Download the Default Install for a quick simple experience, choose either the large and pretty moon size or small and realistic moon size.

You can use the Custom install if you want to be more specific. You can swap which moon this replaces, the size of it, make it replace both moons, or lower the texture quality from 1024 down to 512. I suggest only downloading this if for some reason you are displeased with the Default Install, or you at least know what your doing.


Simply drag and drop the Data folder into your Skyrim folder, merging it with your existing Data Folder. Say yes to all overwrites, and then activate the .ESP

Make SURE it loads BEFORE all weather and climate mods! BOSS/LOOT puts this mod near the very top for me, so this should not be a problem.


Delete "Real Moon.esp" - No need to do anything special in game, if you want to be super safe though, go into an interior cell where you can't see the sky.

Go to Skyrim/Data/Textures/Sky
Delete all files here that contain "masser" (and "secunda " as well if you used the custom install options) in them, and then delete ""


Mod Creator - Art Murder
Original Moon Images - Free Resource (I believe
Bethesda - Creating Skyrim

Contact me for permission to translate or release custom updates to this mod, or to use the moon files. While the original image was from a Free Resource, I did put a lot of effort into shaping them for skyrim and designing a that fit them perfectly.

*Technically not lore friendly.