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The Moon

The Moon is a Satellite of out Planet - and as far as we know, the only one.

It is the only place that man has visited in our solar system

an astronaut on the moon

Know facts and figures

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Find the phases of the moon for a calendar year
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Find the illumination of the moon for a calendar month
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Find why we see phases of the moon
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Find how and why the moon effects the tides
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The Full Moon has been given many nicknames by many cultures over the years and below is a list of all I can find but if you know more please let us know? Sometimes the same name crops up for more the one month.

Blue Moon

It is often, and mistakenly said, that the Blue Moon is a second full moon in a calendar month. BUT it is actually the fourth full moon in a season instead of the usual three.

There are, on average, 12.37 full moons in a year and so, again on average, there must be a Blue Moon every 2.7 years

Moon Related Superstitions

It is said to be lucky
It is said to be unlucky

"The Sun's gone dim and the Moon's turned black for I loved him and he didn't love back"
Dorothy Parker

"Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks in the night in her silver shoon"

Walter de la Mare

"The moon and its phases gave man his first calendar"
Isaac Asimov

"O lady moon your horns point toward the east;
Shine, be increased: O lady moon your horns point toward the west;
Wane, be at rest."

Christina Rossetti

"The moon is silver without and a jewel within, cool in both aspects, inner and outer"
Buddhist Saying