The Moon (Luna)


[ENG] The Moon (Luna)

Description: The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth. The Moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits in our Solar System.

General: Recently potentially ancient water ice has been detected on the Moon's surface, and these types of findings make the colonization of the moon a real future prospect and target for humanity. The Moon is an extreme environment, when sunlight hits the moon's surface, the temperature can reach up to 127 degrees Celsius, when the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus minus 173 C. The Moon has always fascinated us, probably because it is the only object in the sky that is so large, hence it is more concrete and real to us. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. Due to the reddish colour, a totally eclipsed Moon tends to be called a blood moon. The Moon is also part responsible for tides, the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, as well as the rotation of the Earth.

In the pictures:

A - Full Moon with fully illuminated disc (picture: Tom Ahlström)

B - Waxing crescent Moon (picture: Tom Ahlström)

C - Blood Moon total lunar eclipse (picture: Tom Ahlström)