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The Dark Side of the Moon?

The Moon is tidally locked to the Earth, which means that we always see the same side of the Moon. People have come to call the side of the moon that we do not see the “dark side” of the Moon, as they think that this side never sees the sun and that the Moon’s […] Continue reading

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The Moon & Human Behavior

In Chapter 2 we learned about the phases of the moon and important astronomical events such as solar and lunar eclipses. After reading this chapter, I thought back to the solar eclipse my freshman year when my friend said that the eclipse altered the behavior of animals and people within its range. At the time, […] Continue reading

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Moon Phases and Eclipses

The moon is one of the most recognizable objects that appears in our sky and it has existed and has been celebrated for thousands upon thousands of years. Revolving around the Earth, the moon shows its face every night but with each cycle, appearing a little different. This is due to the moon phases- the … Continue reading Moon Phases and Eclipses Continue reading

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The Power of the Moon

The moon has always been a central part of human cultures, whether through film, art, music, or folklore. You have probably heard myths about the full moon and its effects on human (or animal) behavior. Here is some information on many historical beliefs about the power of the moon: Fertility: It was commonly held that a … Continue reading The Power of the Moon Continue reading

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Blog #1: Understanding Moon Phases

The moon has always captivated man. The pattern of moon phases is easy enough to understand on its own, but once you add in time of rise and fall and the position of the moon relative to Earth, things get a little more complicated. This website from McGraw Hill offers an interactive way to understand … Continue reading Blog #1: Understanding Moon Phases Continue reading

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Moon Phases

Moon, the beautiful silver disc hanging in the night sky, always gives me a sense of mutability and mystery. Have you ever looked up the sky and have a careful observation of the Moon? Have you ever had this question: “Why does the Moon look different every night? Do these changes follow particular patterns?” With […] Continue reading

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Lunar Phases

While searching for a good astronomy application to blog about, I found a lot of interesting moon apps, but I think the most helpful app for this class would have to be Lunar Phase. It’s a free app available for Android that not only shows you the current phase of the moon and the moon […] Continue reading

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