Facts about the planet moon

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Hi, my name is Ben Ten living in North America. I am a student of Bachelors Part – II and a book wormer. I interested in astronomy and I prefer to search for information about astronomy. I want to have some necessary knowledge about astronomy. I especially draw my attention in Planet Moon. I introduce my website, which contain the useful information about Moon planet and some Facts about planet Moon. There are also some pictures of Moon. I hope that, they will provide to you useful knowledge about astronomy in general and Moon in particular.

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Facts about the planet moon

  1. 1. Misconceptions of Moons Influence Looking back at ancient history, our ancestors only had very little knowledge abouttheir environment as well as with the things that happens to them and their surroundings.These occurrences include the Moonand its different kind of phases. Theybelieve that it has a great effect in one’slife. Ancient people believe that themoon exerts such a strong and powerfulforce when in fact they are onlyexperiencing a slight gravitational pull.Science has already proven that a babyin his mother’s embrace can exertseveral million times of that tidal forcecoming from moon. Nevertheless,despite all the proven studies, many stillare inclined to this old mentality just thesame as many believes that the moon’slunatic haul can cause a tremendousearthquake. That thinking is being depicted by science. In fact, one of those heavenlybodies, neither the Sun nor the Moon, is capable of driving powerful forces towardsearth. Another known fact on Moon is that its influence to cause tsunami (waterdisturbance due o earthquake under the sea). However, never has it been logically provento cause any effects on bodies of human being. People who claim such support theirbelief with the reason that human boy is greatly taken by water thus affecting humanbehavior as well. This is just one of those many misconceptions on earth and definitelyhas no scientific proofs. It is a valid explanation that the moon may have effects on theunbounded bodies of water on the Earth’s surface but the water in one’s human body isbounded as it is entirely enveloped. It is totally preposterous to say that heavenly bodiesparticularly the moon exerts force deep within the skin of the body to invade human’sindividuality. In connection to the misconception on moon affecting human behavior is that, whenit is full moon is that lunacy reigns. There is no given data from any hospital nor doesany police record that people turning lunatic during full moon. Also crime rate does notincrease during said moon phase. There also no given proof that woman is more fertilewhen the moon is at its full phase. Maybe these data arose from casual observers butthose things can happen in greater numbers despite what phase the moon is. People can’t
  2. 2. just blame every weird occurrence to the moon’s phase. If such occurrences only happenduring this period of time, then blame can be attributed to the moon. In addition, the misconception is perceived as the energy coming from the mooninfluence approaches from the distance, not in any point is caused by the moon’s phase.There is a certain phenomenon called Perigee, wherein the moon is described to be in theposition nearest to the Earth that disasters will happen at most. But the fact is that thesedisasters can occur at any given time during the moon’s phase. It is also expected thatduring this phenomenon there will be higher tides which are said to be caused by thepositioning of the Earth, moon and Sun. It is said to be caused by the powerful tidalforces and that these forces are actually the combined powers of the moons and theSuns, not just of the moon alone. There is this book written by Arnold Lieber who statedthat the catastrophes such as earthquake brought by the moons energy but still there wasno such occurrence. Though aprediction was formulated by himabout the earthquake happened inCalifornia, all the things that took placewas not exactly as predicted. Moon as theEarliest Calendar Back then, people had no realmeans of telling what date it was alongwith the hours of the day. What theydid have are “so-called” early calendarswhich include the moon itself. But howdoes it work? There are three (3) calendar systems that helped us track back thosewritten in the Old Testament. These are the Jewish, Mesoamerican and the Egyptiancalendars. Scientists have worked in knowing what was once used to measure time.What was the Lord’s unit for time keeping then? How did ancient people dealt with timeobservation? Primary sections of the Old Testament declare days and years combined. The OldTestament gives the initial truthful thoughts regarding time calculation and recording.The differentiation of days from nights was defined in the book of Genesis. In this part ofthe Holy Bible, the initial schedule of the first day started. The definition of God’s one (1)week of creation given further emphasis on the basic usage of the calendar system. One
  3. 3. (1) week, consisting of seven (7) days is a basic religious idea. Moon has four phases thatsignifies the four weeks each month. We are digging on the times when people observe the movements of the sun, moonand stars for further time recording. The Jewish datebook is very simple and verycomprehensible if you know well the numbers that were used. It is mainly formulatedthrough the chronological movements of the sun and moon combined ever since the veryfirst year of Creation. Modern tabled dates conclude this era as the B.C.E. or the "BeforeCommon Era". It also termed as the B.C. for "Before Christ." Time considering afterChrist was termed to as the A.D. meaning Anno Domini or After Divinity. The age of Adam and Eve will help in defining the Old Testament and its importance to the calendar information. In Genesis 1:4 where God has seen the light and had divided one day into two parts which is the now called the night and day. In here, God stands in the middle of the light and darkness in the literal point of view of Hebrews. This phrase setsthe difference between the day and night. In Genesis 1:5 As God has separated the light from darkness, the light was calledthe day and the darkness was the night. The first night and day was derived to be thevery first day of the year. God has made two powerful lights in the sky, one to enlightenour mornings and the other one to overcome the nights. The sunlight signifies day timeand moon light entails time greater than a day. The more powerful light among the two is,of course, the sun.God’s work of creation, mainly the separation of light from darkness is initial actions tomeasure time according to basic principle of the original Jewish calendar. Datebooks,schedules, and the one whole week of God’s creation served as inspiration and divinereferences to the Holy Bible. God has said to be rested on the seventh day. Again this moment describes thedivision of time. Again, God has separated the light and darkness of the moon. Ongoingduplication of happenings in a certain subject makes the holy correlation obviousbetween particular divisions of the datebook. Shifting from one moon phase ends with abeginning of the next moon phase is the most regarded unit of time dimension known.
  4. 4. Once in a Blue Moon The saying “once in a blue moon” are often heard and said by us. It means veryrarely or there is a very least chance of a certain thing to happen. Where did thisparticular expression originated? Often when asked, we’ll get two (2) usual answers: - It is the third full moon in the calendar. - It when the moon appears to be blue. Let us start discussing the second one first. Very rarely, the moon really looks blue at times. It usually happens after a volcano has erupted, like what happened to Krakatao in the year 1883. Tiny particles and elements in the air might have been in the right extent to send an illusion of blue lighting, making the moon to appear red during sunset, while bigger particles from the volcanic eruption reflects red light making the moon to look bluish in color. Since this occurrence takes place very rarely, it might have been the root of the expression. But most often than not, the term once in a blue moon is used for thingsor incidents that is quite impossible to happen. This expression that carries “very rarely”meaning is being used way back in the medieval era in England. Going to the first answer, blue moon can be referred to as the third full moon in aseason where there are four (4) full moons. Often, one (1) whole year has twelve (12)full moons which occur approximately each month. Aside from those 12 lunar cycles (12months), every solar calendar year has about eleven (11) days more than the year of the12 months. These additional days are summing up, so every after two (2) or three (3)years, an extra full moon appears. The expression regarding blue moon comes fromfolklore. Other possible origins of the term “Once in a Blue Moon” - Another history where this term might have come from is in calculating the datesfor Easter & Lent where the Clergy identifies it as the Lent Moon. Historically, itpertains to the early coming of the moon. This earlier moon was named as “betrayermoon” (belewe moon).
  5. 5. - One folklore designated a name for each moon according to its time of the year.The moon that came too earlyhad no folk name and so it wascalled the blue moon,maintaining the accurateseasonal timing for the futuremoons. - As defined in theFarmer’s Almanac, blue moonis the extra full moon thatoccurred in a particularseason. As stated above, eachseason has 3 full moons. Bythe time it reaches the fourththen it is referred to as the bluemoon. - Recently, blue moonhas been defined to as thesecond full moon of thecalendar month. This though rooted from a certain interpretation error made in the year1946, which was discovered in the year 1999. Upon using this notion, December 31,2009 appeared that it was supposed to have a blue moon occurrence. - Stating the metaphor about the blue moon is just the same as the aphorism that themoon is mainly composed of green (or cream) cheese. This is totally ridiculous. Duringthe 19th century, this expression or metaphor simply means "never" or shall not happenat all. The phrase today are said to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—it doesn’tmatter where and how the phrase has gained its meaning as long as the thought on how itwas related to the lunar events is there.

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