By: Juan Leer
If you look up into the sky and see that the moon is larger than normal, to the point where it doesn't even look real, you are likely seeing a super moon. A super moon happens when there is a full moon that coincides with...
By: Nan C Avery
Since time immemorial, the moon has cast its mysterious light upon the Earth. On Sunday, June 22, 2013, people around the world became lunatics as the full moon came its closest to the Earth (perigee in astronomy) at 221,824 miles away from Earth and...
A guide to the Perseid meteor shower
By: Christine Zibas
For those who enjoy heavenly activity, the annual Perseid Meteor Shower brings a sky full of falling stars late each summer. Prime viewing time is just before dawn each day, when the celestial light show reaches its peak. Luckily for those interested is catching some...
By: Rosemary F. Scott
Have you ever looked up into the sky and seen a full moon so big, bright and clear that it looked like it was standing right next to you? Most of us have probably witnessed many of these ‘supermoons,’ in our life, as...
Japan's robot astronaut safely arrives at International Space Station
By: Leigh Goessl
As journeys into space continue with more capabilities in the 21st Century, not only humans are flying into the celestial frontiers, now robots, designed as "human-like" are becoming space travelers as well. In a new project, a robot with biometric recognition capabilities has literally been...
By: Nan C Avery
It was with awe when Apollo 11 landed on the moon and the world watched Neil Armstrong take a step and say, “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The moon has always been mysterious. Many theories about...
By: Cindy Abbate
The term super moon was coined by Richard Nolle in a 1979 article to Dell Publishing Company’s Horoscope magazine. He is a certified astrologer who feels his term has been misused over the decades. In a 2011 article, he defines the new or full...
The Big Splat theory of how the moon was formed
By: Ruth Belena
The Big Splat theory of how the moon was formed is based on evidence that 4.5 billion years ago a natural object the size of Mars collided with the Earth. Exactly what this object was has not been clearly defined. It could have been...
Why does the moon have phases?
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The reflection of the sun's rays on Earth's surface is what viewers see as the phases. A full moon occurs approximately every 28 days. The moon has several phases. The phases cause the tides. Many think that the phases affect people’s moods. Phases The...
Why does the moon have phases?
By: Ruth Belena
The moon does not actually shine but is illuminated by light from the sun. As the moon continues in its orbit, the amount of light reaching the surface of the moon varies according to where it is in relation to the sun. It is these...

 

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