Though a brilliant object at night, the Moon can also be seen during the day. Even against the bright Sun, you can witness many of its features. But how?
This is part 2 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Astronomy. Form the lunar phases using Oreo cookies, drop balls in flour to make a crater-filled lunar surface, recreate Galileo's famous gravity experiment, and more!
The moon literally means Earth's little buddy, and what a buddy it is. It's 1/81th of the mass of Earth and it is the mains source of light during night time. Here are some great facts about the moon.
Tidal Movements are influenced by both the Sun and the Moon but the Moon has by far the greater effect on our tides. These tides which occur twice daily rely on the rotational harmony between these two celestial bodies as well as the merging of their gravitational forces.
The phases of the Moon represent the illuminated fraction of the Moon´s surface that an observer is able to see from Earth. The Moon completes an orbit around Earth in 29.5 days in what is known as a lunar month.
Sighting of the Shawwal crescent,is an exciting event adding more joy to the Eid celebrations. This has changed in recent years, and various controversies over the sighting of the new crescent have spoiled the tradition. Here, it would not be a bad...
The first moon landing is said to have been in 1975. But ever since there have been hundreds of claims that it was an elaborate hoax in the Cold War 'Space Race' with Russia. There's also dozens of scientific reasons put forward as to why the landing was faked.
Some basic information about our closest neighbor, the moon!
Looking up at the sky, it seems so close and within easy reach. Man has landed there 6 times, and then never again. Why?
The Apollo 11 moon mission got under way on July 19th 1969. Three US astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off from Cape Kennedy, with guidance from NASA personnel at mission control in Houston. The Moon Landing was the most exciting event in history and was also the...