15 Answered Questions for the topic Moon

12/03/20

Size of the Moon Question

Let’s say you were to do an experiment using a coin that helps to find the distance from earth to moon through measuring the distance between your eye and the moon with the coin. This will later... more

06/29/19

In what ways can a lunar eclipse occur?

In what ways can a lunar eclipse occur?Also, on what percentage of the Earth are they usually viewable? I am aware that there are multiple configurations that constitute a lunar eclipse (umbral,... more

06/26/19

How can the date of lunar eclipses be calculated by hand?

How can the date of lunar eclipses be calculated? Especially without the aid of a computer.

06/23/19

Is a total solar eclipse a common phenomenon?

Is our moon "special" for creating a total solar eclipse? Is it common or rather rare for a moon to create a total solar eclipse the way our moon does, with corona and such?

06/19/19

If the moon was purple what colour would the sun be?

Think if instead of white the moon would be purple!Based if this considering the sun gives the moon its light and the moon sometimes appears orange like the sun in turn what colour would the sun... more
Moon Astronomy

06/05/19

Is there any evidence for the claim that the moon was once part of the Earth?

There is a hypothesis that says a part of the Earth was split away and became the Moon.Is there any scientific evidence for this claim?

05/14/19

Why is a new moon not the same as a solar eclipse?

Forgive the elementary nature of this question:Because a new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun, doesn't this also mean that somewhere on the Earth, a solar eclipse... more

05/12/19

Is the moon a planet?

Can our moon qualify as a planet? With regard or without regard to the exact definition of the planet, can the moon be considered as planet as Mercury, Venus and Earth etc. not as the satellite of... more

04/29/19

A 1000 kg space craft is orbiting the moon at a height of 50 km. If it has a total energy of -1.5 x 10^9 J, how fast is it going?

A 1000 kg space craft is orbiting the moon at a height of 50 km. If it has a total energy of -1.5 x 10^9 J, how fast is it going?What equation do I use? I'm so confused.

Is there geological evidence that the moon once collided with the Earth?

I've seen models in astronomy that show how the Earth-Moon system must have come together after a collision. However, I have not heard whether there is any actual physical evidence on Earth that... more
Moon Astronomy

04/19/19

The Moon during the day?

Why do we see the Moon during the day only on certain days and not every day?

03/28/19

Why does the full Moon appear?

I know that the full Moon appears when Sun, Moon and Earth are in a straight line, but if we consider that they are in straight line, why is the Moon illuminated?I mean to say that Earth should... more

03/15/19

How can a full moon be seen south of an observer's location?

I know this seems like a simple question, but I'm trying to debate with a flat earth theorist. I asked him to explain why can the ISS visibly be seen orbiting the Earth with the naked eye, and he... more
Moon

12/13/16

is the moon white

is the moon white or black

01/20/16

If there is a New Moon at midnight on October 1, when would the next New Moon occur?

If there is a New Moon at midnight on October 1, when would the next New Moon occur?

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