The moon might seem pretty obvious. Just look up and there it is! Yet, we often take this little satellite for granted.
Here are 7 things you may not know about our nearest cosmic neighbor.
1. THERE IS NO DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
That old Pink Floyd song is technically wrong. There is really no dark side of the moon; rather it’s the far side of the moon that we can’t see from earth.
Part of the moon is always in the dark; just not the same part all of the time.
2. GOLF WAS PLAYED ON THE MOON
During the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Alan Shepard swung a makeshift golf club on the lunar surface. He missed the ball the first time, but on the second try it went flying!
3. THE REALLY WAS A TRUE “BLUE” MOON
You may know a blue moon as the second of two full moons occurring within the same month, but there actually was a blue colored moon at one time.
When the Krakatoa volcano erupted in 1883, it created so much ash in the atmosphere, the moon appeared as blue—for almost two years!
4. THE MOON OFTEN HAS “EARTHQUAKES.”
Of course we can’t call them earthquakes, but the moon has similar seismic occurrences due it structure. Since it has a crust, mantle and core (like earth), it is subject to disturbances or “moonquakes.”
5. THE MOON ISN’T ROUND
Although the moon appears perfectly round in the sky from our perspective, it really isn’t. According to NASA, it is actually egg shaped, with the larger end pointing towards us.
6. THE MOON WAS USED FOR BIRTH CONTROL
During the 1950s, Czech doctor Eugene Jonas developed a family planning method based on information contained within ancient Assyrian texts that stated women’s fertility coincided with the various phases of the moon. Wow, lunar birth control!
7. FULL MOONS MAKE US CRAZY
You probably already know that the word lunatic has to do with the moon and we all get a little off kilter when the moon is full.
But you may not know that in 18th century England, murderers could ask for leniency if they committed their crimes during a full moon.
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Good stuff Patrick. Appreciate you sharing some knowledge in the comments.
As for the article. Meh, seriously people actually still think we have been to the Moon? I’m guessing these muk a mucks still think it is millions of miles away too. Apparently any sort of ‘news’ have no clue how to do proper research let alone seem anything more than just making whatever statements will bring in views. Classy classy stuff whatever the fuck this website is called. Obviously don’t care and after reading the 7 things blah blah I can immediately dismiss this place as anything credible.
Time to rethink re: moon is a light or a reflector as per Genesis 1:14? Interestingly enough, the moon is a light not a reflector. Lettuce prove this; what is an eclipse? How many types of eclipses have we? How many per year? What happens to the moon when it goes “new”? When new, the moon can’t be seen. When new, the moon can’t be seen for 24-48 hours! how many minutes is a lunar eclipse? Solar eclipse? How did the Ancient Israelites work for 7 days at Jericho yet still observe the 7th day of rest? On the dark side of things, if one could have taken $1,000,000 of 1968 dollars and roll it into a staged “event” then bilk the taxpayers $1,000,000,000 at 5% compounded interest, who would gain the most? We the PERSONS for high priced entertainment or the money masters? God has His calendar … 29 days … the weekly lunar Sabbaths fall on the: 8th, 15th 22nd and 29th of each month. The new moon/s is/are the variables. Passover was when God told the Israelites not to venture out after sundown …. then the plague struck killing the Babylonians and all those venturing out. Now, there may be a historical repeat. when the grids/net go bust you will have to know the true Sabbath and to stay indoors. IF there is a culling the Babylonians will conduct the round ups on the Lunar Sabbath as those rounded up are not God’s children. Sundown Sunday, August 29th 2021 starts the 3rd lunar Sabbath of this month and runs to sundown Monday. If you look at the moon now, you will see it a pert near the last 1/4 phase … one more day does it … Of course, God is soooo imperfect He ordained pope (inc) to add 1 extra day every 4 years to the papal (inc) calendar as pope (inc) knows be(a)st!