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The Moon

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The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the only celestial body where humans have landed. It is approximately 384,403 kilometers (238,857 miles) away from the Earth, and has an approximate diameter of 3,476 kilometers (2,160 miles).
There is no such thing as up and down in space, so it just revolvesaround the sun.
It doesn't mean anything in particular. The Moon is low when it isrising or setting, and always looks bigger when it's near thehorizon. This is called the Moon illusion.
Moons don't produce light.
On the Moon there is no atmosphere, so there is nothing to breathe.In addition we need the pressure of the air on our bodies. We alsoneed protection from the extremes of temperature found there.
As the Moon moves in its orbit around the sun, our view ofthe side illuminated by the Sun changes. Let us work through the cycle, starting with the full Moon . At full Moon , the moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise.At 3rd quarter , the moon rises at midnight and setsat noon.
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The Moon always keeps the same side facing the Earth. So, whatever direction you name, there is some place on the Moon from which the Earth appears in that direction, and if the observer doesn't move to a different place on the Moon, then the Earth doesn't move either. It's always in the same...
On the 1st, 29th and 30th of November 1860.
Yes. Mass and weight are different quantities. The mass of the astronaut is always the same everywhere. The weight of the astronaut is the force on it due to gravity, which depends on the mass and the strength of gravity at the point on the planet, moon or space station the astronaut is standing...
I'm pretty sure there are more than just 2000 moons!!!! Ouruniverse is HUGE and continues to expand everyday, so there must belike MILLIONS OF MOONS! I can't exactly give you a number of howmany moons exist in the universe, because that would take more than5 billion years. Conclusion: there are a...
Gravitation follows an inverse square law, so a gravitational fieldwhile eventually small enough to be negligible will never benon-existent.
This effect is caused by the atmosphere of the earth. The reasonfor the orange colour is due to the scattering of light by theatmosphere. When the moon is near the horizon, the moonlight mustpass through much more atmosphere than when the moon is directlyoverhead. By the time the moonlight reaches...
Not sure how scientific you want the answer to be but the first 3 things that come to this uneducated mind of mine are: 1. They both orbit another entity 2. They are both spherical in shape 3. Both have mass These 3 properties are true of many things but they technically answer the...
24,902 miles (40,075 kilometers) at the equator and 24,860 miles (40,008 kilometers) around through the poles.
The moon always appears larger at full moon because it is closer toEarth.
Interesting question.. so far I have only come up with a few things of which I am not 100% sure about. + Earthquakes + Earth's orbit around the sun + The internet?
2000 miles ... then you will run into a black hole which will then take you to a portal that takes you back to your house....shortly after you will die from a hernia
The moon can rise between 6pm and 9pm.
Yes, otherwise we wouldn't be able to see them.
When the Moon was in its molten stage 4.5 billion years ago,lighter aluminum-rich material floated to the surface and createdwhat we know today as the Lunar Highlands. The heavier dark basaltssank toward the center of the Moon but later percolated upwardthrough cracks and fissures that were opened...
Almost all of the early astronauts were military (and some civilian) test pilots.
The Moon's orbital plane is tilted about 5 degrees to the ecliptic(the Earth's orbital plane), so the Sun, the Moon and Earth do notperfectly align every new moon or full moon. We can have an eclipseonly if the alignment of the three bodies happens along theintersection of the two orbital planes.
Almost all planets in the Solar system orbit the sunanti-clockwise when viewed from the northern side, with theexception of Venus, which orbits anti-clockwise. This is due to theinitial conditions of the gas cloud that was collapsing into theplanets while our Star system was just forming.
Whenever it is at its perigee, i.e. its closest distance to Earth.This happens every 27,55 days, a time interval known as anAnomalistic Month. The moon perigee can vary between 356000km and370000km, so the moon's apparent size varies accordingly. However,you'd not be able to tell the difference...
A "Blue Moon" hence the phrase: "once in a blue moon" meaning very seldom.
The moon's average distance to Earth is about 384400km. Its closestapproach to earth brings it to 356000km. So it never really is50000km "closer to the Earth than usual" as long as you arereferring to its average distance by that.
Wikipedia has it at 1846 kg/ 1.846 tonnes
Yes. Because Earth spins around the sun and rotates on its axis, different parts of the world face the sun at a different time, causing day and night. +++++++ Answer ++++++++++ Your question is about the earth's orbit causing night and day. The answer for that is NO. It's the earth's rotation...
The Astronaut Class of 1978, otherwise known as the "Thirty-FiveNew Guys," was NASA's first new group of astronauts since 1969.This class was notable for many reasons, including having the firstAfrican-American and first Asian-American astronauts. DuringWomen's History Month in March, NASA...
It shines becuase it reflects off the sun. But during the day it isblocked by the suns light
The Moon's perigee is now about 363,104 km but it is falling constanly at the rate of a few centemeters per year.
On 30 january, 2010, the moon closest to earth in recorded history.
because the earth is spinning and as it spins the sun appears tomove.
They're considered moons. If I'm mistaking, no moons create their own light. The Sun's rays reflect off of the "small revolving body" surface and create the light we see.
Yes, "Whenever the sun is shining in your town" is a fragment. Itdoes not complete the thought. Some examples of a complete sentence would be: . Whenever the sun is shining in your town, the children come outto play. . Whenever the sun is shining in your town, the road is too hotto walk on. ....
A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves throughthe faint, outer part of the Earth's shadow.
If you've ever heard of the expression "once in a blue moon", you would probably refer to it as being "rare" or "unusual", so if you were born on a blue moon (which I have just found out I was) it means you're pretty unique!
Yes. But it also orbits the Earth counterclockwise (west-to-east)which slightly slows its "apparent motion" east to west. The Moonwill appear in the sky longer than the background stars around it.
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Niel Armstrong said "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Weight is a measurement of how hard gravity is pulling on a setamount of mass. The stronger the gravity on a heavenly body(planet, moon, star, asteroid, etc) the stronger the pull on mass.A block of lead that weighs 100 pounds here on Earth would weigh 16pound on the moon (since the gravity of the...
Jupiter doesn't orbit its moons because it has a greater mass thanthem.
Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto
To take core samples of the lunar surface.
No, they don't. The earth makes one full rotation around it's axisonce every 24 hours, whereas the moon makes one rotation aroundit's axis once every 27.3 days. Interestingly, the moon also makesone full rotation around the earth in this same time period, so thesame side of the moon is always facing...
The moon is a natural satellite because it is Not man-made and itis made of Rocks and Iron and it is naturally made by pressures andcollisions of asteroids or some other rocks from outer space...Thisis all I know.. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong..
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In 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in USA not Pakistan.
The first moon landing by Apollo 11 was on July 20, 1969. The final moon landing by Apollo 17 was on December 11, 1972. The Apollo 17 Lunar Module departed the Moon on December 15, 1972, and no human has set foot on the Moon since.
The next eclipse is a total eclipse of the sun on March 8-9, 2016,caused by a supermoon at the new phase .The path of totality for that eclipse will pass mainly over thewaters of the Pacific Ocean. Only those along that long, narrowpath can see the total solar eclipse. The path of totality...
Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon, July20-21, 1969. Five other missions, Apollo 12 and 14 thru 17, alsomade lunar landings from 1970 to 1972.
If the sun had just suddenly disappeared, than the moon would stillbe there, though we would not be able to see it, as the light wouldnot reflect from it
Because the phases of the moon are determined by its relative position to the Earth and Sun. The cycle of phases is a bit longer than its orbital period of 27.32 days, because as the Earth orbits the Sun during that period, the moon's orbit must 'catch up' a little bit to cycle through the same...
All natural orbits are ellipses. We can force an artificial satellite into a spherical orbit, but it won't STAY there without occasional adjustments. The "primary body" - in this case, the Sun - is at one of the two focuses (foci) of the orbit. If the focus is very close to the "center" of the...
From what I've heard I'm pretty sure the rotation is the thing holding us to the ground.
We don't really know how much water there is in the solar system. Europa, one of Jupiter's 63 moons, might have a tremendous amount of water. Scientists continue to find water; even on our own moon.
I found it odd how his accomplishments are known, but not his name. Usually, its the other way around. The man who did both of those things is named Jules Verne.
The Moon is in an elliptical (or oval-shaped) orbit. When a solar eclipse occurs near apogee, when the Moon is farthest away from the Earth, the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than the apparent size of the Sun. So we get an "annular" eclipse.
Probably not because the tectonic plates are always pushing newland masses up.
Observers on the opposite side of the earth would just see stars; maybe a couple of planets too.
There are two different ways to answer this, so I'll give youboth: . a) The first male (gender) to land on the moon was NeilArmstrong. . b) If you are looking for a male "child" that landed on themoon, you are out of luck because not a single child has landed onthe moon as of 2014.
Neil Armstrong was the first, Edwin Aldrin was the second. In total so far, 12 NASA astronauts have walked on the moon.
The flight time to the Moon for the Apollo missions (1968-1972) wasabout 3 days.
Solar or lunar? The last total solar eclipse visible in Texas was on July 29, 1878. The NEXT total solar eclipse visible in Texas will be on April 8, 2024. The last total lunar eclipse in Texas was February 21, 2008, and the next will be December 21, 2010.
If by colored moon you mean a lunar eclipse, then it happens whenthe moon passes through the earth's shadow. When that happens, themoon turns a reddish color.
To the greatest extent, the apparent movement of the Moon is due to the rotation of the Earth.\n To the greatest extent, the apparent movement of the Moon is due to the rotation of the Earth.\n To the greatest extent, the apparent movement of the Moon is due to the rotation of the Earth.\n To the...
Living on the Moon would be expensive. But if you were doing itanyway, there are many effects. The Moon's gravity is low. Yourbones would lose calcium. It is not possible to enjoy directsunlight, which is necessary for the body to create vitamin D, soyou would have other health problems. Exercise...
This is only an illusion, but the explanation is still uncertain.Sometimes it's said that the Moon seems larger near the horizonbecause we see objects on the ground which influence our perceptionof the Moon's size. However, the illusion can still happen when the Moon is viewed overa clear sea...
the sun the moon and the stars that make up the milkyway
Yes you can. It involves working in the breaker box and changing out breakers. You'll also have to "re-identify" the black wire to green for your ground. If you think you can do this, post back and I'll provide details on how. Yes I Can! The fuse box has 2 30amp fuses. At the breaker box you'll...
The diameter of the Sun is approximately 1 million miles; the distance between the Earth and the Sun varies from about 91.5 million to 94.5 million miles. So the distance between is MUCH greater than the diameter.
Pluto's moon is about the size of Pluto, so they pretty much orbiteach other.
Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimetheus, Janus, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Telesto, Calypso, Dione, Helene, Rhea, Titan Hyperion, Iapetus, Phoebe, and twelve unnamed moons.
it will rise at 7:21 pm. isn't that early =-)
7,291. ================================== Another contributor noticed: The question is fundamentally flawed, and since garbage was submitted to WA, the answer that came out is garbage as well. The earth's diameter is 12,756 kilometers , whereas the distance between earth and sun is...
A small mini-planet, about the size of Mars, slammed into the Earth. This was when the earth was completely molten, so it knocked some of the lava off the Earth to form a ring around it. Over time that ring crashed together to form the moon.
The sun is a star, therefore it shines. But it doesn't make other stars shine.