How Long Would a Person Survive on the Moon Without a Spacesuit?

Not that such a thing could ever happen, but what if an astronaut does indeed find himself naked outside the spaceship? – The good news is that he won’t swell up until he explodes, as is commonly thought after watching some science fiction movies. What if you didn’t wear a spacesuit in space? Let’s start… Continue reading How Long Would a Person Survive on the Moon Without a Spacesuit?

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What Is a Blood Moon? Why Is The Moon Red?

Why is the moon red in a blood moon?

A blood moon occurs when Earth’s moon is in a total lunar eclipse. It has no special astronomical significance. Nevertheless, the usually whitish moon appears as strikingly red or ruddy-brown in the night sky. The last blood moon occurred on January 20-21, 2019 and it coincided with a Supermoon and the Full Wolf Moon, earning… Continue reading What Is a Blood Moon? Why Is The Moon Red?

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7 Interesting Facts About the Moon

Facts about the Moon.

Facts About the Moon: Knowledge is power. In this series of articles, we collect fascinating and sometimes unexpected facts about the world around us. We hope you find them not only interesting, but also practically useful. The cosmos is full of amazing facts and mysterious things. However, it is not at all necessary to look… Continue reading 7 Interesting Facts About the Moon

Does the Full Moon Affect Humans?

Werewolf stories are among the most ancient myths about the full moon

It is an impressive sight when the moon is full and round in the night sky. Many people believe that the full moon affects human behavior and health. Today, esoteric lunar calendar guides fill entire shelves in bookstores. However, there is little truth to that. In this article we provide scientific explanation to some of… Continue reading Does the Full Moon Affect Humans?

Why does the moon have bigger craters on the side facing earth?

Some craters near the Moon’s poles never receive any sunlight

Three of them called Archimedes, Galilaei and Kepler. We would have to look for the smallest of them with a magnifying glass. The larger ones are with a diameter of more than 200 kilometers, and we can see them from Earth with the naked eye. We are talking about lunar impact craters that cover the… Continue reading Why does the moon have bigger craters on the side facing earth?

What is a lunar eclipse? Three types of lunar eclipses.

There are three basic types of lunar eclipses

While the shadow of the moon falls on the earth in a solar eclipse, the reverse is true in a lunar eclipse. The shadow of the earth moves over the moon. Since the earth is larger than the moon, lunar eclipses are quite different from solar eclipses. When the moon crosses earth’s orbit, earth casts… Continue reading What is a lunar eclipse? Three types of lunar eclipses.

How old is the moon and how did it form?

The Big Splash, a moon-forming collision that occurred about 4.5 billion years ago

The moon is still puzzling us. It is the only natural satellite on Earth and is a hundred times closer to it than the next planet. Until the 1980s, scientists thought the moon was a large asteroid captured by Earth. Other experts maintain that both moon and earth were formed in primordial dust clouds of… Continue reading How old is the moon and how did it form?