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  Moon Moon: Astronomy: Moon History - READING THE MOON'S

READING THE MOON'S HIST0RY

One of the biggest lunar questions has been where did such a body come from?

 
 
  Posted by astronomy on Saturday, December 04 @ 16:12:06 CST (17 reads)
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  Moon Moon: Astronomy: Moon - Moon Rotation

MOON-ROVING

"Tides" raised in the rocky body of the Moon by Earth's gravity have caused the Moon to rotate on its axis in exactly the same time as it takes to orbit Earth. This is why the same side is always turned toward us.

 
 
  Posted by astronomy on Saturday, December 04 @ 16:10:56 CST (19 reads)
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  Moon Moon: Astronomy: Moon - Detail-SKETCHY DETAILS

SKETCHY DETAILS

Anyone trying to sketch the Moon's face soon gives up hope of capturing all its details. Instead, try mapping just one small area throughout its phases. You will see how even small lighting changes can reveal crater terraces—or make a rille pop into view on a mare.

 
 
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  Moon Moon: Astronomy: Moon - Change Appearance-A TWO-WEEK DAY

A TWO-WEEK DAY

Any feature of the Moon will change appearance during the two weeks that sunlight falls on it—the lunar day for that area. A fascinating exercise is to follow the play of sunlight across a big crater such as Copernicus.

 
 
  Posted by astronomy on Saturday, December 04 @ 16:09:13 CST (12 reads)
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  Moon Moon: Astronomy: Moon - OBSERVING THE MOON

OBSERVING THE MOON

For as long as people liave thought about the world around them, they have looked up at the Moon and pondered its varying ways.

 
 
  Posted by astronomy on Saturday, December 04 @ 16:08:20 CST (23 reads)
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