Most well known facts, and not so much, about the Moon.
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest
natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having a quarter the diameter of
Earth but only 1⁄81 its mass. And it´s not a big cheese, in case you, 92wastheyear, are still wondering.
It is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face with its near side marked by dark volcanic
maria that fill between the bright ancient crustal highlands and the prominent impact craters.
- Why is the moon orange sometimes when it is first coming up? Looks really cool when it does that. Q by
- When the moon rises over the horizon you're looking at it through earths atmosphere. The more junk in the
atmosphere the more colorful the moon. A by annthefan
The Moon's gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and the minute lengthening of the day. For whatever
reason, the Blazers always lose, and I kind of quote Timmay, on the first Thursday after a full moon.
The Moon's current orbital distance, about thirty times the diameter of the Earth, causes it to appear almost the
same size in the sky as the Sun, allowing it to cover the Sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipses.
Tom can't see the moon from his lainai, and he would moon a Moonie almost every weekend when he was in high
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Russia and the U.S. are party to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which defines the Moon and all outer space as the
"province of all mankind". Bedger ratbastid´s claims on Moon ownership have been ignored. This treaty also
restricts the use of the Moon to peaceful purposes, explicitly banning military installations, bikinis and weapons of
mass destruction. Rusia, China, Japan and Newt Gingrich have plans to build permanent bases on the Moon.
Those bases are going to be every mother's cleaning nightmare, since new study shows that moon dust is some
The noun moon derives from moone (around 1380), which developed from mone (1135), which derives from
OldEnglish mōna (dating from before 725), which, like all Germanic language cognates and Norsktroll´s
handmade Encyclopedia details, ultimately stems from Proto-Germanic *mǣnōn. The principal modern English
adjective pertaining to the Moon is lunar, derived from the Latin Luna. Another less common adjective is selenic,
derived from the Ancient Greek Selene (Σελήνη), from which the prefix "seleno-" (as in selenography) is derived
(Selenium and Selenite are named after selene too).
We used to have a club here in Portland called La Luna. I saw some great shows there. Zony Mash springs to
mind, Tribal Tech was another. I’m sure there were more. by 22baylor
Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have, since ancient times, made the Moon an important
cultural influence on language, calendars, art and mythology. Humankind is still waiting for a Moon epic rock ballad
by LaFreakish though. Moon Phases Calendar here
The Full Harvest Moon (we already have had a Harvest Moon JD) is the full moon that occurs closest to the
The Moon is the only celestial body other than Earth on which humans have set foot. Twenty-four astronauts have
been on or near the Moon. As of 2006, only the following twelve people have walked on the Moon, each on one
mission only. Nobody has walked on the Moon since 1972, and no additional individuals are expected to join this
list for at least another decade:
Neil Armstrong - Apollo 11 - July, 1969
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin - Apollo 11 - July, 1969
Charles "Pete" Conrad - Apollo 12 - November, 1969
Alan Bean - Apollo 12 - November, 1969
Alan Shepard - Apollo 14 - February, 1971
Edgar Mitchell - Apollo 14 - February, 1971
David Scott - Apollo 15 - July, 1971
James Irwin - Apollo 15 - July, 1971
John Young - Apollo 16 - April, 1972
Charles Duke - Apollo 16 - April, 1972
Eugene Cernan - Apollo 17 - December, 1972
Harrison Schmitt - Apollo 17 - December, 1972
One of this guys´nick is Blazer1342, and he´s the only man who has walked on the moon under the influence of
acid. Contrary to bedge common thinking, Norkstroll is not in that list, as he himself informed us. On the other hand,
another bedger, Y5K, was launched - BANG, ZOOM, straight to the moon! - last year.
The second known space burial was the burial of a sample of the remains of Dr. Eugene Shoemaker on the Moon
by the Lunar Prospector probe on January 7, 1999
MiledAnimal and BlazerFan1´s favorite book:
My favorite lunar songs:
The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon (Subtítulos español) (via Isahax)
R.E.M. Man on the Moon Live (via stipey104)
The Police - Walking On The Moon (Live 1983) (via Honeythebeebee)
Blue Moon.Billie Holiday (via adcdinamo)
Moon River - Breakfast at Tiffanys (via CielaEMalto)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising Vietnam (via Cobnor2451)
LA LUNA DE MIEL (The Moon of Honey) was my childrens´ favorite song when they were babies . Do not miss the paintings in this youtube: wonderfulls Monet, Sorolla, Pissarro..
Gloria Lasso "LA LUNA DE MIEL" (via juanitobenj)
When choosing a band, The Moons fits all criteria:
The Moons-Don't Go Changin (via lemono111)
Moon Blazers is not an option.
Moon Blazers - Sunshine (via thehiphophermit)
I´m choosing this one among the lunar movies because his title it´s exactly just "Moon", and also because Mortimer´s sister said it´s rad. Both medmelon and dario argento recommend this movie.
"Moon" - Official Trailer [HQ] (via watchCulturetainment)
Representing TV series, Moonlighting.
"Moonlighting" - Opening - Theme (DVD-rip) (via DaNutcase8210)
NASA | Tour of the Moon (via NASAexplorer)
NASA | Evolution of the Moon (via NASAexplorer)
ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012 (via NASAtelevision)
Failure Is Not An Option - A Flight Control History of NASA (via HistoryFeed, recommended by MiledAnimal)
There´s a Moon in the NBA and his first name is Jamario. I think he is a living example of how difficult is to evaluate
young prospects. I thought he might be an elite SG in the NBA someday soon.
Lycanthropism/lycanthropy: delusion in which the patient believes he or she is a wolf or can, under the influence of
the Moon, change a blazer into one.
Kahn calling to Paris: Allo la Lune, ici la Terre !
Spanish most used expressions including Luna:
Pedir la luna (ask for the Moon, figurative) -> to ask the impossible.
Estar en la luna (to be on the Moon)... to have one's head in the clouds.
Lunar (en la piel-on the skin): mole, beauty spot.
Lunar (en una tela-on a cloth): dot
Falda de lunares: polka-dot skirt
Favorite Spanish lunar poem: Romance de la luna, luna - Fedérico García Lorca.
Nitpicking Lunatics is a June/2012/2012 born expression, coined by Simmons. If you haven´t heard about it you´re
probably new here, visit Bedge once in a blue moon or has estado en la Luna. Google it.
There´s a Bedger named luna
Moon is a township really close to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Did you hear about the great new restaurant on the moon? The food is excellent, but there's no atmosphere.
Q: How does one astronaut on the moon tell another astronaut that he is sorry? A: He Apollo-gises.
Two Blondes Two blondes in Las Vegas were sitting on a bench talking ... and one blonde says to the other, "Which
do you think is farther away ... Florida or the moon?" The other blonde turns and says "Hellooooooo, can you see
Moon Landing After the Americans went to the Moon, the Soviets announced that they would be sending a man to
the Sun. The engineers objected. "If you send a man to the Sun, he will burn up!" "What do you think I am, stupid?"
he replied. "We'll send him at night!"
Now it´s time for you rec this to the moon.