Thursday, 19 October, 2017

The Moon

998741_162905130561887_1462732563_nLast night, we had a Full Moon. We will always see only one side of the Moon due to its synchronous rotational mode (takes 27 days to obit the Earth) and angle between the Earth and our Sun. As it is the closest astronomical object (circumference of 10,917 km) to Earth (384,400 km away), and the only natural satellite of the Earth, its terrain can be appreciated on a clear night. Apart from the Earth, it is probably the most studied in terms of cosmic objects. Worth taking a closer look during each of its phases the next time round. It’s beautiful!