Some of us are enchanted by the full moon that comes around once every 28 days. And the sight of it coming up over the horizon is so special.
Bright side of the moon.
Photo taken from the balcony of my apartment in Perth. I count the days to the rise of successive full moons.
By the way, see how many of your family or friends understand why the moon goes through its phases.
Or how many even realise that the moon rises about an hour later than it did the previous day, or that it is “up there” in the daytime just as much as it is at night?
[The answer does not include reference to clouds, nor to eclipses.]
Well, if you work for NASA, or have a little spare money, you can go to where the moon is always a full moon …… and you will see this amazing sight:
An image of the moon, captured by NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory as the moon passed between it and Earth. Taken on 15 August, 2015.
NASA has a dazzling selection of images in its Image Galleries. Well worth a visit!
In this photo, the side of the moon that we never see from Earth (the “dark side”) is illuminated by the sun.
Are there still people who believe that the Earth is flat!?
What does this have to do with Croatia? Hmmmm …… I was so impressed with this photo that I forgot about that. Let me think …… Oh yes ….
Quiz: The North Pole is near the upper left of the globe in the image. So, is Croatia on the side of the earth that we can see in the picture? Would we be able to see Croatia if there were no clouds, and no moon, in the way? Is this a lunar eclipse of Croatia?
Yes, I admit that the inclusion of this blog is just a little artificial. But I hope that you too found it impressive?
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