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In the News (Thu 25 Apr 19)

  
  Phases of the Moon and Percent of the Moon Illuminated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).
The phases of the Moon are related to (actually, caused by) the relative positions of the Moon and Sun in the sky.
Considering the Moon as a circular disk, the ratio of the area illuminated by direct sunlight to its total area is the fraction of the Moon's surface illuminated; multiplied by 100, it is the percent illuminated.
aa.usno.navy.mil /faq/docs/moon_phases.html   (1330 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
The moon rotates on its axis once in about the same period of time that elapses for its sidereal period of revolution, accounting for the fact that virtually the same portion of the moon is always turned toward the earth.
The moon’s magnetic field is not as strong or widespread as that of the earth.
Then, in 1975, having studied moon rocks and close-up pictures of the moon, scientists proposed what has come to be regarded as the most probable of the theories of formation, planetesimal impact.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/space/moon.html   (1886 words)

  
 The Moon
The moon's gravity is one-sixth that of the Earth's; a man who weighs 180 lbf (pound-force) on Earth weighs only 30 lbf on the Moon.
The Moon was heavily bombarded early in its history, which caused many of the original rocks of the ancient crust to be thoroughly mixed, melted, buried, or obliterated.
The lunar terrain pictured is in the area of Smyth's Sea on the nearside.
www.solarviews.com /eng/moon.htm   (2472 words)

  
 APOD: 2000 January 13 - A Skygazers Full Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
dramatically sharp picture of the full moon was recorded on 22 December, 1999 by astroimager
moon was special for another reason, as the full phase occurred on the day of the winter solstice and within hours of lunar perigee.
On Thursday evening, January 20, the moon will encounter the dark edge of Earth's shadow at 10:01 PM Eastern Time with the total eclipse phase beginning at 11:05 PM and lasting for 77 minutes.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap000113.html   (165 words)

  
 Bengt Ask
This is a picture of the huge sunspot region (or group) 10486 that appeared on the sun earlier this month.
This is a picture of the huge sunspot region (or group) 10484 that appeared on the sun earlier this month.
This picture of Mars was taken at 00:57 UT during the very favourable 2003 apparition.
www.df.lth.se /~bengt/index.shtml   (541 words)

  
 Lunar Phases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For example, if the Moon is at position 1 in the diagram, the half of it that is lit by the sun is facing away from us, so we do not see the moon at all.
The important point is that the moon doesn't change, nor does the amount of the Moon which is lit by the Sun.
This occurs when the Sun lights the side of the Moon which faces the Earth (i.e., when the half of the Moon that is lit IS the side of the Moon which faces the Earth).
www.astro.umd.edu /education/astro/moon/phases.html   (819 words)

  
 Folklore of Blue Moon, Philip Hiscock, IPS Planetarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The full Harvest Moon was a signal, to those who would listen, that it was time to start the last work of the year in the fields.
The late fall Hunter's Moon was invented by analogy with the Harvest Moon, and some of the other almanac moon names have the same ring of later invention.
And the moon here in Newfoundland was turned blue in 1951 when huge forest fires in Alberta threw smoke particles up into the sky.
www.griffithobs.org /IPSBlueMoon.html   (2272 words)

  
 Astronomy Without a Telescope
One of the most familiar things about the Moon is that it goes through phases from new (all shadow) to first quarter (1/2 appears to be in shadow) to full (all lit up) to third quarter (opposite to the first quarter) and back to new.
If the Moon was at its first quarter position, person (A) would see the Moon beginning to rise, person (B) would see the Moon on his meridian at sunset, and person (C) would the first quarter moon setting because it is already midnight at her position.
The Moon's orbit is tilted by 5 degrees with respect to the Earth's orbital plane (the ecliptic).
www.astronomynotes.com /nakedeye/s13.htm   (1944 words)

  
 Moon Info
The phase of the moon is determined by the relative positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun, so it is the same for everyone on Earth.
But, in fact, the moon is at any particular phase for just an instant, like 12:00 noon, it happens and then it is past.
The full moon has been known to cause people to grab a sleeping bag, bottle of wine, loved one, telescope, drawing pad, or any combination of those items and head outside for a night under the Moon.
timbeauchamp.tripod.com /moon/mooninfo.htm   (284 words)

  
 Dan Heller's Tutorial Series: Photographing the Moon
The reason the moon didn't come out with any detail is that the moon is considerably brighter than the rest of a night scene, and that range of light is too broad for film to capture.
That is, when you shoot the "scene", you don't want the moon in it at all, and when you shoot the moon, you don't want anything else in it but the the dark sky.
For various creative effects, you can change the size of the moon with your lens by zooming in or out, depending on the look you want to give, but the most common mistake it putting the moon in a part of the frame that overlaps with the other stuff you've already shot, so be careful.
www.danheller.com /moon.html   (2291 words)

  
 wrotniak.net: Photographing the Moon
Second, the Moon happens to be one of the easiest subjects to set the proper exposure for — manually, that is. Note that it's distance from the Sun is almost the same as Earth's, and it has no clouds.
Note: the Moon's apparent motion (about 360 degrees per day, or 1/4 of a degree per minute, or one Moon diameter per two minutes) is much too slow to be a concern at the shutter speeds we're talking about.
Well the picture is, I think, awesome, and has been made without use of scope adapter, even without a camera tripod (the scope itself was tripod-mounted, of course) — just a point-and-shoot, albeit a smart one.
www.wrotniak.net /photo/moon/index.html   (2236 words)

  
 January 9, 2001 Total Lunar Eclipse by Bengt Ask
During this eclipse the moon did not pass through or near the center of the shadow cast by the earth, which explains the great variation in brightness and colour between different parts of the moon during totality.
The moon was very close to some relatively bright stars in the constellation Gemini, adding to the beauty of the scenery.
Since it is very difficult to estimate exactly how bright the moon will be during totality, I meant to proceed from that point by taking one set of 3 pictures at 10 minute intervals: One picture with a guessed correct exposure time, a second picture one "stop" brighter and a third picture one stop darker.
www.df.lth.se /~bengt/lunar_010109.html   (942 words)

  
 Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures
These "Virtual Reality Moon Phases" were created by R. Schmidt from ray-traced images of the Moon.
A Clementine spacecraft mosaic of the lunar surface was mapped onto a sphere, and scenes were rendered as a virtual Sun "orbited" the Moon.
The depiction of lunar surface features suffers geometric distortion but the terminator is correct with respect to the spherical Moon.
tycho.usno.navy.mil /vphase.html   (103 words)

  
 Inconstant Moon: The Moon at Perigee and Apogee
Inconstant Moon: The Moon at Perigee and Apogee
Since the Moon was, at that moment, south of the equator as seen from Earth, an observer in the northern hemisphere was additionally displaced northward and could see farther past the north pole of the Moon.
Practical considerations such as the Moon's position in the sky, the time of sunset and sunrise, and the need for clear skies usually require compromises which prevent capturing the Moon at precisely the moment it is full.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview/moon_ap_per.html   (3343 words)

  
 HubbleSite - Hubble Shoots the Moon - 4/16/1999
Hubble was aimed at one of the Moon's most dramatic and photogenic targets, the 58-mile-wide (93-kilometer) impact crater Copernicus.
The image was taken while the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph was aimed at a different part of the moon to measure the colors of sunlight reflected off the Moon.
The picture at upper left is a full view of the moon taken by a terrestrial telescope.
oposite.stsci.edu /pubinfo/pr/1999/14   (175 words)

  
 The Moon
Phases of the Moon is at the top of the list of things that students seriously misunderstand.
Most teachers run into problems in trying to explain the Moon's phases to youngsters, and evidence suggests that many have a very difficult time with the concepts.
The above picture shows the phases of the moon for February of the year 1998.
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/moon.htm   (314 words)

  
 Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh - City in the picture as Moon to go blood-red   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The sky will be bright when the Moon first rises as the sun does not set until a few minutes later.
They occur when the sun, Earth and Moon are in a near-perfect line, and the Moon travels through the shadow which the Earth casts in space.
The colour the Moon takes on varies from one eclipse to another, according to how much dust there happens to be floating in the atmosphere at the time.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /edinburgh.cfm?id=504162004   (467 words)

  
 Earth and Moon Viewer
A related document compares the appearance of the Moon at perigee and apogee, including an interactive Perigee and Apogee Calculator.
The Earth and Moon Viewer would have been enormously more difficult to implement without the help of the software and imagery mentioned in the credits.
Windows users can create images like this in real time, on their own machines, as well as view the sky, stars at the horizon, the solar system, orbits of asteroids and comets, and more with Home Planet, my public domain Earth/Space/Sky simulator available for your FTPing pleasure.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview/vplanet.html   (335 words)

  
 Lunar Prospector Crash Fails to Liberate Moon Water
This lack of physical evidence leaves open the question of whether ancient cometary impacts delivered ice that remains buried in permanently shadowed regions of the Moon, as suggested by the large amounts of hydrogen measured indirectly from lunar orbit by Lunar Prospector during its main mapping mission.
Worldwide observations of the crash were focused primarily on using sensitive spectrometers tuned to look for the ultraviolet emission lines expected from the hydroxyl (OH) molecules that should be a by-product of any icy rock and dust kicked up by the impact of the 354- pound spacecraft.
While the Moon's magnetic field is relatively weak, Prospector has confirmed the presence of local magnetic fields that create the two smallest magnetospheres in the Solar System.
science.nasa.gov /newhome/headlines/ast13oct99_1.htm   (1105 words)

  
 APOD Search Results for "moon"
The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.
In the original Moon race - the race to map the Moon - this moon maiden first appeared in telescope-based drawings of the lunar surface by astronomer Giovanni Cassini in 1679.
Moon itself, surface details are visible in both the bright uneclipsed portion in direct sunlight, and the very much dimmer copper-colored, eclipsed region.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /cgi-bin/apod/apod_search?moon   (10982 words)

  
 The Moon
When the moon is new, the bright earth reflects back and illuminates the disk.
This moon is just 5 hours past full and you can already see some loss of roundness on the right side.
It is an optical illusion that the moon appears larger on the horizon than when it is high in the sky.
www.netaxs.com /~mhmyers/moon.tn.html   (705 words)

  
 APOD: March 26, 1999 - Impact Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Moon's surface is covered with craters, scars of frequent impacts during the early history of the solar system.
Lunar Prospector spacecraft support the idea that the Moon itself formed from the debris of a giant impact of a mars-sized planetary body with the Earth nearly 4.5 billion years ago.
Apollo missions have the same isotopic ratios as Earth rocks while the Moon seems deficient in heavy elements like iron.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap990326.html   (209 words)

  
 George's Sailor Moon Scrapbook
About six weeks from now, Sailor Moon and her all-girl squad of teen-age justice fighters will invade the American TV market with a Saturday morning cartoon show.
The long-legged teen-ager who comes from the imagination of female comic artist Naoko Takeuchi, 27 is the first female to become a cartoon superhero in her own right, in contrast to, say, Supergirl or the female Morphin Rangers, who were copied from male stars.
Here is a Sailor Moon window display at the Bay, a large Canadian department store chain at their store on Yonge and Queen in downtown Toronto.
www.accessv.com /~gjhong/smoon.htm   (2480 words)

  
 Meatball Head Moon Page (Sailor Moon)
Sailor Moon is the extremely popular Japanese Animated series, created by Naoko Takeuchi, that has gathered millions of fans across the globe.
It's a story of a young 14-year old girl who one day is told by a magical cat Luna that she must battle evil forces that try to take over Earth.
Eventually, Sailor Moon meets other Sailors (for each planet) that become her close friends and help her out.
www.cyhaus.com /smoon/smoon.htm   (472 words)

  
 moon phase screensavers screen savers www.screensavers.com www.screensaver.com
This is a relaxing screensaver with the ocean waves and the moon phases.
You can view the current moon phase and the stars of the night sky.
Also the names of the fool moon dates are shown.
savers0.tripod.com   (267 words)

  
 Moving Picture Boy - Moon Child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since ancient times, a tribe on the African continent has been prophesying that a white boy will arrive to be their god: The Son of the Moon.
David, a 12-year-old orphan who lives in Europe, learns about the prophecy and believes that he is the chosen child and that his destiny must be fulfilled at any cost.
He soon discovers that their goal is to channel the moon's energy into a child yet to be born, robbing him of his rightful place as the Son of the Moon.
www.tomvinyl.com /motionboy/moon.html   (245 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Breakfast | The moon's a balloon
Anyone looking at the moon last night might have thought there was something a bit strange going on.
The moon looks larger and brighter than usual at the moment, because of an optical illusion.
You can see clearly from her photo that the moon is, indeed, much lower in the sky than usual.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/breakfast/4122124.stm   (195 words)

  
 Karaite Korner - Monthly New Moon Report
While the Calendar of the "Religious Council" does not follow the Abib, it does use a sound method of determining the dates of the New Moons.
New Moon Day always begins on the "Date of Visibility" at sunset and continues to the next day at sunset.
For example, the New Moon will be visible on September 11, 1999 at sunset making New Moon Day the evening of September 11th and the day of September 12th (until sunset).
www.karaite-korner.org /kknmr.shtml   (263 words)

  
 The NEW You Know You Watch Too Much Sailor Moon When Page!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Occasionally I will write to someone who requests a picture or something or sounds overly intelligent or something about them jumps out at me. Again, I apologize for seeming rude.
P.S. Due to the lack of interest (and pictures), the page about the created Sailor Scouts will NOT be appearing.
Pictures is what would make the page interesting.
www.cstone.net /~lbrannon/lauren/smtoomuch.htm   (803 words)

  
 Firefly Books - Terence Dickinson
A photo of the moon taken by astronomer and author Terence Dickinson, will be featured on a new U.S. Postal Service stamp illustrating the 1969 Apollo moon landing.
This time, he says, millions of people will be seeing and using the large $11.75 stamp, designed for use on the American postal service's popular overnight courier letter.
Dickinson said the moon picture was taken in 1996 with one of the telescopes at his observatory near Yarker, Ontario.
www.fireflybooks.com /astronomy/moonstamp.html   (345 words)

  
 moon
Students must apply their knowledge of the moon and its relationship to the Earth and Sun in order to be successful with this activity.
V/S; L/M; Na - Moon Log - Students record the location of the moon in the sky and record the time of the observation and draw a picture of the moon' s phase each evening.
Moon Observation Chart - Students draw and label their observations of the moon over a period of one month.
www.chariho.k12.ri.us /curriculum/MISmart/moon/moon.html   (2207 words)

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