Last 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!
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- Romans 15:13 Monday, 18 March, 2019“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up. Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970).
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- You can't win them all.Something you can say after you, or someone else, loses a contest or fails to achieve something (said to make losing seem not so bad).