How come we can sometimes see the moon during the day? The reason that you Talking To The Moon - The Revelers (2) - Talking To The Moon / No Foolin (Shellac) see the stars during the day is that the sky is too bright. Sunlight scatters around in the air and makes the sky look bright blue. But if you had a telescope and pointed it at a bright star you could still see it during the day!
The stars are still there, just hard to see. The moon is bright enough that we can see it during the day or night. It orbits Earth once every 29 days. So during some of that time, it is easiest to see during the day and sometimes during the night. Does the moon really have volcanoes? Yes, the moon has some volcanoes. But as far as I know they are all "dead" volcanoes that have not erupted for millions of years. Most of the craters on the moon are from the surface being hit by asteroids and comets billions of years ago.
The moon is a very "quiet" place. There is no air or water to erode the surface, and there are no earthquakes or volcanoes to change the surface. Only the smallest rocks may still hit the surface. So it has not changed much in billions of years! Probably the biggest changes recently are the footprints from the astronauts that visited the moon about 30 years ago!
Does it ever rain or snow on the moon or the other planets of our solar system? To have rain or snow, we need to have water and an atmosphere of some kind. The moon has no atmosphere, so it has no weather at all! Mars has only a very thin atmosphere but it does have weather.
Strong winds can blow up big dust storms. Pictures from the Mariner spacecraft show that sometimes thin frost forms on the surface of the planet. Sometimes just after Martian dawn, we see an icy fog rising from the craters!
I believe that it is too cold Talking To The Moon - The Revelers (2) - Talking To The Moon / No Foolin (Shellac) rain, but frost and icy fogs have definitely been seen. And of course, Mars has polar caps of frozen water and carbon dioxide "dry ice". Perhaps it snows at the polar caps. The atmosphere of Venus is very thick and very hot. There is a little water in its clouds, but I don't believe it ever rains.
Mercury has no atmosphere. Their atmospheres are mostly made up of methane, ammonia, nitrogen, and stuff like that. There are probably some ice crystals in their atmospheres too, but they probably just blow around in the strong winds. So there might be a sort of "snow" but not very much like what we are used to on Earth. Is there really water on the moon? Water that would be found on the moon may have existed from the days when our solar system was formed.
Comets that may have hit the moon could also be a source of water. Generally we think water, that was part of the moon as it formed, would have probably evaporated away. Water from comets would have evaporated too. However, the area where Clementine found the possible signature of water is at the very cold south pole of the moon, in a dark, cratered area where the sun never shines.
So it seems possible that the water or ice has survived there. We are hoping that other observations can be made with other satellites that can confirm whether this is really water on the moon.
If so, it would be a great help for manned space travel in the solar system! Can you plant something on the moon? You could plant something, but it would die. There is no atmosphere it needs carbon dioxide and no water. The sunlight would burn it during the lunar day, and in the nighttime it would freeze.
I don't know if the soil would provide the nutrients that it would need, because it is just rock dust; there are no organic components that earth plants need to fix nitrogen, and so on.
Life on earth is very special and very precious! If there is no weather or atmosphere on the moon, then where does the ice come from? We think that the ice on the moon came from comets! Comets are made up of mostly ice with some rocks and dirt mixed in. We think that most of the water on the earth probably came from comets that crashed into the earth when the earth was very, very young. The ice on the moon may have come the Talking To The Moon - The Revelers (2) - Talking To The Moon / No Foolin (Shellac) way.
Most of the water on the moon evaporated away a long time ago. But the ice at the South Pole stayed there because it is very, very cold and is in a dark area where the sun never shines. Is the moon moving away from Earth?
Yes, it is! But it is moving only about an inch farther away each year. Do you think it is Talking To The Moon - The Revelers (2) - Talking To The Moon / No Foolin (Shellac) that the moon was once a star and is now a black dwarf? No, I don't think so. The moon is way too small in mass too little material to have ever been a star. Why are parts of the moon called seas?
Galileo was responsible for naming the major features on the moon. You may know that he was the first person to study the night sky using a telescope. He thought the dark, smooth areas were seas, and called them "maria" Latin for seas; "mare" is the singular. Of course we know now that there are no seas. The "seas" look flat from ancient lava flows. But the names stayed. If a man was walking on the moon and he picked up a rock and threw it really hard, would it go past the moon's atmosphere?
The gravity on the surface of the moon is one-sixth of Earth's, so the astronaut could certainly throw that rock a lot farther. Did you know that one of the Apollo astronauts took a golf club to the moon and hit a golf ball a really long way?
Even so, the gravity is strong enough that the ball or rock would not go into orbit or leave the moon. But it would go six times as far. How long would it take to fly in a to the moon? Of course we know that this can't happen, because there is no air and a plane couldn't fly fast enough to escape the earth's gravity. But we can pretend. A airplane normally flies at about miles per hour. The moon is aboutmiles away. So if we dividebywe find that the plane would take hours — or 26 days — to fly to the moon!
Boy that would be a looong trip! Twenty-six days of eating airline food — yuck! In a spaceship, how long does it take to get to the moon? It depends on how fast the spaceship can travel.
When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon, it took about two days. What is "the man in the moon"? Have you looked at the moon and noticed the dark patches? Some people think that they make the moon look like it has two eyes and a big smile. The next time the moon is nearly full, it would be a good time to look in the early evening at the moon and see if you can see the "face.
The Japanese people talk about the rabbit on the moon. I have looked at the moon and seen the "rabbit" too — it looks like a rabbit is walking up the left side of the moon. You might want to look for the rabbit too. How did the moon get its name? The moon is something that even the cavemen must have seen and given a name to. Maybe something like "big light in the sky at night when the sun isn't around. In Latin it was mensis. In Greek it was mene mee-nee.
The words moon and month come from the same roots. That is probably because a month was originally measured by the phases of the moon. It takes But there have been many changes to the calendar since that was true, so now months are a little longer and people don't pay too much attention to the phases of the moon anymore, Talking To The Moon - The Revelers (2) - Talking To The Moon / No Foolin (Shellac).
In what year will man be able to live on the moon? Right now there are no definite plans by NASA to go back to the moon, even just for a visit. NASA scientists and engineers have been studying how to live on the moon, so it is probably possible. But so far, no plans. If we are going to have space probes on the moon, should they be on the light or dark side of the moon?
Some people talk about the Dark Side of the moon as if it is a specific place, but this isn't correct. As the moon orbits Earth, different parts are in sunlight or the dark at different times. It takes roughly 29 days for the moon to circle Earth. Since it keeps the same side toward Earth, this means that the moon turns once every 29 days.
In Bolivia symbols on the wall of the courtyard of Kalasasaya built in 13, BC provide evidence that the moon came into orbit around the Earth at a specific moment in time thousands of years ago, long before what mainstream historians refer to as recorded history.
Moreover the calendar gate in the same site provides evidence that a smaller satellite once rotated around the Earth. The oral traditions of Colombian Indians of the Bogota highlands in the eastern Corldilleras of Colombia refer to a time before the moon. Africa also provides its own evidence. According to Zulu legend, the moon was brought hundreds of generations ago by two brothers of alien form, Wowane and Mpanku. What does all this mean?
The ancient memory of an Earth inhabited by humans without a moon has passed from generations to generations forming the traditions of numerous civilizations. How did the moon get there? Is it a part of the Earth? Was it naturally formed or made by some lost civilization? Editor Picks moon space.
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