- The moon is about 238,900 miles from the earth.
- The moon takes about 27 days to orbit the earth.
- The moon is 4.5 billion years old.
- The moon rises in the east and sets in the west
- At full moon and new moon, the sun, earth and the moon are lined up producing higher than normal tides, also called spring tides.
- We always see the same side of the moon.
- Calculation of Easter date: Easter is the first Sunday after the first Saturday after the first full moon after the equinox. (The equinox is quite often March 21, but can also occur on the March 20 or 22.)
- An eclipse of the moon (lunar eclipse) can only occur at a full moon, and only if the moon passes through some portion of the earth's shadow. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks the Sun's light from reaching the Moon. As a result the moon appears red.
Ahnung (which means star in ojibway) -- and that she will continue to be my north star, and the north star for many others, so that we can find comfort, peace, and a sense of renewal even in the darkest moments.
Yes, sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.
So are the night skies.