The Moon



Moon Age: 4.527 billion years old....... Distance: 238,900 miles + 1 in/year              Circumference: 6,784 miles
Moon Age: 4.527 billion years old....... Distance: 238,900 miles + 1 in/year Circumference: 6,784 miles

The Moon:
The definition of a moon according to "The Essential Cosmic Perspective 3rd edition", by Jeffrey Bennett, is "An object that orbits a planet." The, or Our,// Moon is much more than just an object orbiting our planet. Other than being the brightest object in the night sky, the moon is responsible for much more, such as; tides, being used as a calender source, and some believe that the moon is responsible for changing some people into strange creatures that drive others mad.

Moon Formation:
The earth doesn't always have a moon, not until a planet the size of mars collided with earth. The impact blasted a lot of debris to space forming a ring around earth just like Saturn. Over the course of thousands of years the ring with the help of Earths gravity clumped together forming the moon. However the moon back then was much much more closer, tides were much higher but since then the moon has been drifting away from Earth on a rate of 1 inches per year.

The most important thing to note is that The Moon does not only look like what we can see, observable through this diagram.
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John Miranda
Spring 14'

How big is the moon?
This video shows you some basic info on how big and how far the moon really is compared to other objects, how long it would take a car, plane and a space shuttle to reach it.
Eclipses Calender
Schedule for solar and lunar eclipses for the next hundred years.
Impact Theory
The link above provides information about the Impact Theory, the acceptable theory on how the moon was formed around 4.5 billion years ago.
Astronomers Without Borders
A collection of websites that provides live images of the moon.
Solar System Exploration
Information about other moons in our solar system.



Edited by Roxanne W.
Fall of 2011
Lunar Eclipses for Beginners
Mr Eclipse is a good website for learning about eclipses, both types of which involve the moon. There are also date/times of the eclipses and their lengths. It is fairly straightforward and easy to read.
A List or Craters and Mare of the Moon
This webpage is just a notated picture of the side of the moon that faces us. It is helpful in naming mare and craters when observing the moon. It is literally just a list and a picture so it is very easy to understand.
The Lunar Landscape
This is a preview of an online textbook for a course in Astronomy. This page explains what we can see through a telescope along with other facts and information. It is joking but still serious and thus is more fun to read.
NASA - The Far Side of The Moon
This is the NASA page on the far side of the Moon. People tend to focus on the side that we always see, but the far side can be quite interesting as well.
The Moon's Poles
The Moon's poles are very important because if a team of space explorers was going to set up a base on the Moon the poles would be where they would be most successful in doing that. This website has a lot of great information on lots of other things as well.

Edited by Marie C.
Fall of 2011
Moon Facts
This has infomation from a Woodlands Junior School on the moon. It uses the doctored picture of the astronaut on the moon and does not note that, but the sight is easy to understand, it states it is for kids and may be too simple for some. These are two more pages from the same school.
Moon lectures
Moon 101 Lecture Series This is a web site that has lectures you can view on your computer about the moon by different teachers and on different subjects about the moon. It is very text heavy and has little to no pictures.
The Moon Nine Planets
This site is Nineplanets and it has facts about the moon, and its history, along with some pictures.
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Zoom Astronomy
This is teaching web site that you can join if you want, but it also has moon pages that are easy to understand and very informative. It contains general facts about the moon.
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Moon information
This is a NASA web site. It has links to information about the all aspects of the moon.
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Edited by: Stefanie V.
Spring 2011
Daily Moon Positions
This website gives the opportunity to see the moons position every single day. It allows you to choose where you are located and it provides details like the moon's altitude and brightness. This website is easy to navigate and to understand. It is an accurate website, it is clear and it is up-to-date. Intended for all audiences. Readability Rating: 0-10; 10
Moon Discoveries
This website provides information about the moon such as; its history, its similarities with our planet Earth, how the rocks on the moon originated and much more. This website gives fun facts. The information is plenty, and it is very straight forward. This website is very clear and accurate. Intended for all audiences.
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Elements on the Moon
This website is very interesting, it mentions an element found on the moon that is also found on Earth. This element that was discovered brings other questions to the table. Now people are skeptical about where our moon came from. If the origin of the moon is of interest to you, this is a website you might enjoy looking over. This website is very easy to navigate, and easy to understand. Intended for all audiences.
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Future Lunar Missions
If you are interested in being updated with the missions that are planned to go to the moon, this is a website that would help. This website provides information on when other countries as well as the United States plan on having missions to explore the moon. It also provides some insight on future plans, like settling on the moon. This website is accurate and also very easy to read and navigate. Intended for all audiences. Readability Rating: 0-10; 9
Red Moon
Have you ever wondered why the moon can look extraordinarily big and bright red? Well, this website can help explain why, it provides three reasons why the moon can sometimes look this way. This website is straight forward and very easy to read. Intended for all audiences.
Readability Rating: 0-10; 10
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Edited by: Rose N.
Fall 2010
Moon Facts
This website gives interesting facts about the moon and also many other popular topics like information on all apollo missions, moon names,astrological moon sign, moon cycle, explanation of tides, moon diet. It even gives tips when photographing at night. The navigation is very easy much like this website here. Only some of the topics had an author name which was David Rose. All the topics are on the left you just click and it takes you right there. It is very easy to read and understand. I would say the reading complexity is suitable for elementary-college readers.
Facts,Phases,Dates,Names
This website provides some facts about the size, comparisons, mass, etc. It also gives info and visuals of the moon phases, full moon dates and names, and also has a section where you are able to purchase things. It also has google links to topics of the moon you may be interested. There is easy navigation with this site and ease reading it as well.
Blue Moon Info
This website gives information on Blue moons. It gives a definition of a blue moon. It tells how often one happens and the myths of blue moons. This article is up to date. The authors are Borgna Brunner and Anne Marie Inbornoni. It is very easy to read using simple words.
Water on the moon
This is an article from the abc news website by Ned Potter. It is from September of last year. It explains how they found water on the moon and what space probes were used that actually discovered it. i think it is high school level reading.

The Moon
Edited by: Stacey K
November 2009
Moon Landings
This is a Google map of the moon. It shows you some features of the moon as well as where moon landings have occured. you can also see a 3D version of the moon.
Moon Landing Footage on YouTube
First moon landing of 1969 video.
NASA
This website provides you with lots of information about the moon, its movement, orbit, phases and much more! All this information is provided by NASA.
Surface Properties of the Moon
This website provides you with information about the surface of the moon. It describes both the near side and far side of the moon and also goes into detail about what materials are found on the moon's surface.
The Moon
This website has lots of information about the moon and its history. At first it describes the moon a little, and as you scroll down there is a navigation bar that takes you other information including the moon in ancient history and modern history as well as its religious elements.



Date Read: 3/25/07
Did We Land on the Moon?
This website is intended for all audiences.
This is a very interesting site! If you believe that the astronauts landing on the moon was a hoax, go ahead and click the link above and be prepared to change your mind. Robert Braeunig takes every question that the moon landing may have been a hoax and squashes it! This website covers every single question there is regarding a NASA cover-up regarding the astronauts landing on the moon. It is basically a question and answer website that asks the theory hoaxing questions and Braeunig answers them with his knowledge and explanation of why the theories are wrong. Why should we believe this guy you ask? Well, like every good debater, Braeunig gives a long list of his qualifications as well almost every website that thinks the moon landing is a fake. I believe there is a lot to learn from this website and give this one the highest honor as well. 5 FULL MOONS!!!!


Editors:

John Miranda, Spring 14'

Ryan S, Spring 12'

Roxanne W, Fall 11'

Marie C, Fall 11'

Stefanie V, Spring 11'

Rose N, Fall 11'