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  • The Moon

    The moon The moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. The moon orbits the Earth from 384‚400 km and has an average speed of 3700 km per hour. It has a diameter of 3476 km‚ which is about ¼ that of the Earth and has a mass of 7.35e22 kg. The moon is the second brightest object in the sky after the sun. The gravitational forces between the Earth and the moon cause some interesting effects; tides are the most obvious. The moon has no atmosphere‚ but there is evidence by the United States

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  • Moon

    Earth’s Moon The Earth’s Moon is the most important moon in the solar system in regards to Earth and all of the living things within it. It is also the only Moon that Earth has‚ whereas other planets‚ like Mars‚ have multiple Moons. The Moon is the only other Moon that humans have set foot on‚ which helped us to understand the formation‚ internal structure‚ and history of it. The “moon’s face” is the second brightest thing in the solar system after the Sun‚ and has a dark surface in actuality

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  • Prases of Moon

    The new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment (why "approximate" is explained below). The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon‚ the half that we cannot see. At a full moon‚ the earth‚ moon‚ and sun are in approximate alignment‚ just as the new moon‚ but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth‚ so the entire sunlit part of the moon is facing us. The shadowed portion is entirely hidden

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  • Moon Phases

    The Moon goes through a cycle as it orbits the Earth. From Earth‚ we can see the Moon’s phases even though the Moon doesn’t change. The Moon phases are the different stages of the Moon as it orbits Earth. This cycle is known as the Phases of the Moon. As the Moon circles Earth‚ the amount of light we see changes. These changes in light that we see are known as phases. As the Moon orbits around the Earth‚ the changing of light is known as waxing and waning. The phases have to do with the relativity

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  • Phases of Moon

    ________________________________________ New Moon - When the Moon is roughly in the same direction as the Sun‚ its illuminated half is facing away from the Earth‚ and therefore the part that faces us is all dark: we have the new moon. When in this phase‚ the Moon and the Sun rise and set at about the same time. ________________________________________ Waxing Crescent Moon - As the Moon moves around the Earth‚ we get to see more and more of the illuminated half‚ and we say the Moon is waxing. At first we get a

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  • Man on the moon

    “The Man on the Moon” On July 20th 1969 Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to land on the moon. Over 600 million families gathered around their televisions to watch this event take place. There is undeniable physical evidence that the moon landing of 1969 occurred; although many still feel like it was a hoax created by NASA. Some feel as if this was a “Race to Space” competition between countries‚ and the United States could not take that loss. While others feel as if it was cover up for the misuse

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  • Earth with No Moon

    Earth with No Moon A world with no moon would be much different without the Moon. Without the moon‚ Earth would be greatly different. The length of the day would be different‚ the origins of life on Earth would be slowed‚ and the biological evolution of life on Earth would vary greatly. But there would still be life on Earth‚ and many things on Earth would remain the same. Lunar tides are perhaps the most obvious effect of the Moon on Earth. The Earth without the moon would have a day that

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  • Moon Landing

    surface of the moon. It was the first time in the history of mankind that we would step on the surface of another celestial body. John F. Kennedy dared us to dream‚ he inspired the nation to reach for the moon‚ to set ourselves apart from the rest of the world. The Space Race was symbolic of many things. Our future as the technically dominate nation was secured in place; just as secure as Old Glory would be‚ when she was driven down into the soil of the moon. We not only reached the moon‚ we conquered

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  • Moon Rocks

    One of the most interesting theories that cannot be observed is the Moon’s magnetic field‚ and why there is not one anymore. Moon rocks Colwell 7 brought back from the Apollo age astronauts shows that at some point the moon did have a magnetic field as strong as the Earth’s at some point. From analyzing the way the rock formed‚ the scientists can determine how long the Moon had a magnetic field. From their research they have discovered that a magnetic field persisted for much longer than it should

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  • Moon Observations

    Moon Project Jessica Davidson Astronomy 7 Observation Time: 8:50 p.m. Obervation 1 A) Date & Location: September 24‚ 2012. Mt.SAC Campus B) North determined by IPhone App C) Altitude: 37 degrees D) Azimuth: 143 degrees E) F) Waxing Gibbous

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