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Moon Facts And Phases

Author : Andrea Collins

Submitted : 2012-04-25    Word Count : 407    Popularity:   1

Tags:   moon facts, Earth Sun and Moon, pics of earth

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With regards to moon facts, lunar phases are extremely essential to us since they influence various things on the planet. It is a known fact that the Earth sun and moon are linked and that their movements impact one another. For example, the tides of the water on Earth are affected by the lunar phases, and therefore our lives are influenced by these phases too. The reason being the fact that according to pics of Earth, a very massive part of the Earth is covered with water.

One of the first things that you must learn about lunar phases is that they happen every month in the exact same order, meaning that they are taking place repeatedly. During these phases, the shape of the moon changes, meaning that after a cycle ends we start seeing a little section of the moon, and then more, then a quarter of the moon and so forth until we see a full moon. Probably the most intriguing moon facts is the fact that every cycle concerning these lunar phases resembles the previous one.

Another one of interesting moon facts is that for the duration of ancient time, people were taking the moon as a reference as a way to know the greatest fishing times and also the time. This means that besides the sun, individuals only had the moon for a time reference. The lunar phases had the purpose to show them what time of the month was and even what season, though in those times they didn't think at time like we do today - weeks, months and so forth.

However, when it came to the lunar phases and what they meant to every tribe, this was strictly related to the religion and values of every single tribe. Despite the fact that the moon appears to alter its shape depending on the phase, this isn't actually true. Actually, we're able to see the moon rise due to the Earth's movement. The shape of the moon that we see for the duration of its phases depends upon the amount of light reflected by the sun.

Just about every lunar phase possesses its own meaning and its own importance to us. There are many fascinating moon facts that not many people are aware of, yet the moon is truly an exciting and special object that has a fantastic effect on our lives.

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