Moons and Natural Satellites

Natural Satellites, also know as moons, are natural celestial bodies revolving around a bigger object like a planet or a dwarf planet. Some famous natural satellites are our Moon (Luna), Ganymede, Europa and Titan.

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

How cold is nighttime on the Moon?

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The temperature of the Moon's night is -173.3 degrees C. (-280 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Planet Saturn
Moons and Natural Satellites

What are the names of Saturn's moons?

As of March 8, 2011 there are 62 natural satellites with confirmed orbits. Of these, 53 have been officially designated as moons and named. 9 (provisional) have list designations and confirmed orbits, but are not yet official moons, so have not been named.

In addition to the rings, there are countless small objects orbiting Saturn, of various materials, sizes, densities, masses, and life expectancies. Solid data on the remaining satellites are lacking, but as much as anything else, a clear, limiting, definition of the term, moon, is lacking.

Moons:

Aegaeon

Aegir

Albiorix

Anthe

Atlas

Bebhionn

Bergelmir

Bestla

Calypso

Daphnis

Dione

Enceladus

Epimetheus

Erriapus

Farbauti

Fenrir

Fornjot

Greip

Hati

Helene

Hyperion

Hyrokkin

Iapetus

Ijiraq

Jarnsaxa

Janus

Kari

Kiviuq

Loge

Methone

Mimas

Mundilfari

Narvi

Paaliaq

Pallene

Pan

Pandora

Phoebe

Polydeuces

Prometheus

Rhea

Suttungr

Skathi

Siarnaq

Skoll

Surtur

Tarqeq

Tarvos

Telesto

Tethys

Thrymr

Titan

Ymir

Provisional:

S/2004 S 7

S/2004 S 12

S/2004 S 13

S/2004 S 17

S/2006 S 1

S/2006 S 3

S/2007 S 2

S/2007 S 3

S/2009/S 1

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Planet Jupiter
Moons and Natural Satellites

What are the physical properties of the moon Io?

Sasquatch taking a bath

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

What causes moon phases?

Moon phases are caused by changes in the moon's position relative to the sun and Earth as it revolves around Earth. -Got it from my science book.

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The Solar System

What color is titania?

Titania, one of the moons or Uranus, is a dark grey colour, with a slight red tinge.

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Europa

Is there day and night on Europa?

Yes, there is. Europa is tidally locked with Jupiter, which means that the same side is always facing it. This means that a day on Europa is the same as the time it takes for it to complete one orbit around Jupiter - 3 days 13 hours 13.7 minutes.

To help visualize this, get a small ball, and move it around some other object. Make sure the same side of the ball always faces that object. As you move the ball around the object, imagine your head is the sun. As the ball moves around the object, you will have seen all sides of the ball by the time it completes one orbit around the object.

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Planetary Science
Planet Neptune
Moons and Natural Satellites

What blue planet has 8 moons?

neptune

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Piloting a ship by moonlight is most difficult during which phase?

It is most difficult during the New Moon as there is no moonlight.

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Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Moons and Natural Satellites

Who owns the Dependable Drive-in Theater in Moon Township PA?

You should be able to easily find out this information as it is public record. Contact the Tax Assessors office of the Moon Township or the township manager at 412-262-1700 or the Allegheny County Public Information Line: (412) 350-4600. Request to know the ownership of the property in question. Its simple as that!

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Planet Jupiter
Moons and Natural Satellites

How many moons does Jupiter have?

Jupiter has 67 known moons, although 17 of them are awaiting official names. More are discovered with every space probe we send there. It is likely that there are more not yet identified. The most recent are extremely small. As with the icy moonlets in Saturn's rings, there are millions of small objects orbiting the planet, some as part of Jupiter's own rings.
63 moons
Jupiter has 63 known moons. But 4 main moons, the largest of the 63.

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Moons and Natural Satellites

Did Lottie Moon get married?

yes i think

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

What is the time frame of the moon?

The moon makes a complete orbital trip around the earth every 27.32 days,

and displays its full cycle of phases every 29.53 days.

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

Is sun rise or moon rise when the sun or moon breaks the horizon or is it when the entire sun or moon is visible to the naked eye?

It is when the sun or moon breaks the horizon. And sunset and moonset happen when the last bit (trailing limb) goes below the horizon.

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Earth Sciences
Artificial Satellites
The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

What is earth's satellite?

The Moon
it is a satellite that is very huge. But not huge enough for blubber nuggets or A.K. u know who it is

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites
The Solar System

How long does tit take for the Moon to revolve once around Earth?

24 hours or one day (:

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

Would a magnetic compass work on the moon?

No because the Moon does not have a magnetic field like the Earth does. The Earth's magnetic field appears to be created by a liquid metalic out core circulating around a solid core. This works like a dynamo which creates the magnetic field around the Earth. The Moon lacks a similar core stucture. This is also the reason why the Monn has no atmosphere.
A magnetic compass would not work on the moon, for the moon does not have the magnetic field that the earth has, allowing us to use this device.
No, because moon does not have magnetic force like earth

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Planet Uranus
Moons and Natural Satellites

How many moons does Uranus have?

As of 2011, Uranus has 27 known moons, which are named after characters from the works by William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

The 5 largest moons (boldface) were the earliest discovered. The 13 inner moons are involved with the 13 known rings of Uranus. [See related question.]

Listed in order of increasing orbital distance from Uranus:

  • Cordelia
  • Ophelia
  • Bianca
  • Cressida
  • Desdemona
  • Juliet
  • Portia
  • Rosalind
  • Cupid
  • Belinda
  • Perdita
  • Puck
  • Mab
  • Miranda
  • Ariel
  • Umbriel
  • Titania
  • Oberon
  • Francisco
  • Caliban
  • Stephano
  • Trinculo
  • Sycorax
  • Margaret
  • Prospero
  • Setebos
  • Ferdinand

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Bicycles
Moons and Natural Satellites

Can you ride your bike on the moon?

Yes, but you would probably need a bike designed specifically for the moon. They had lunar rovers during the Apollo missions, so making a 2 wheeled human powered version should be feasible. But you would face some engineering problems:

1. Space suits tend to be bulky. You would need one that lets you ride the bike.

2. There's no trails or roads on the moon. You need something like a mountain bike that can handle rough terrain.

3. Moon rocks are SHARP because unlike on Earth, there's no wind, water, etc. to cause erosion. So you would need puncture resistant tires.

4. Normal bike pumps are useless on the moon. You would need one that has its own air supply -- or special tires that don't need air.

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Artificial Satellites
Telescopes
Moons and Natural Satellites
The Solar System

What are three types of solar satellites?

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Planet Neptune
Moons and Natural Satellites

What is Neptune's biggest moon?

Triton is the largest moon of the planet Neptune and was discovered on October 10, 1846, by English astronomer William Lassell.

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites
The Sun

Where does the moon get its light from?

The Moon does not have light of its own. The light we see from the Moon is the light of the Sun reflected toward Earth.

When you see the phases of the Moon, you are only seeing part of the Moon's lighted surface, because at any time exactly half of its surface is facing the Sun, and receiving light from it. With a telescope you can dimly see the part that is not lighted, because some light from Earth is likewise being reflected to the Moon.
Reflected sunlight

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

Have any women landed on the moon?

None.

Several women have been in space but none have gone to the moon yet.

To date, there have been 12 male, but no female astronauts to land on the moon.

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Planetary Science
Planet Mercury
Dwarf Planet Pluto
Moons and Natural Satellites

Is Charon larger than Mercury?

No, Charon is smaller than Pluto, and Pluto is smaller than Mercury.

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Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

What does the crescent moon symbolize?

Throughout many traditions the sun represents the father and male principle and the moon the mother and feminine principle. The energy of the moon is intuitive, deep, subtle, feminine and psychic. To say this is a feminine energy does not mean to say this energy is just for women. Men and women have their female and male aspects. We all develop them both.

The moon is also associated with clairvoyance and knowing without thinking. To use the energy of the moon does not involve conscious thought. So to wear or have around you the symbol of the moon is to state your universal intention to use your intuition, to simply go with what you feel and to know that to do this is for your greater good.

The moon has different phases and throughout these phases it affects us in different ways. For example the full moon represents illumination, unconscious made conscious and all can be seen. The crescent moon symbolises new beginnings and the making of dreams into reality. Because of this cyclic nature the moon it is also connected to rebirth and how our true essence really is immortal.

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The Moon
Moons and Natural Satellites

Would a balance work properly on the moon?

Yes, your balance would not be affected on the moon.

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