Moon Theory

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The history of earth is hard to imagine without our moon. The moon has had an impact on the earth in many different ways. For as long as man walked this earth, the moon has affected the tides and even the metals of the earth. The phases of the moon are still used to help guide the harvest, and even help determine the time of the river floods. The moon is a place that we know little about and very few people are lucky enough to get to experience it in person. Some interesting facts that we know about the moon because of science are that the the moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth's rotation of 1000 miles per hour. Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from earth. From earth, we always see the same side of the moon; …show more content…
The theory tells tries to show that the moon and earth was together when they past through a black hole. When going through the black hole the moon and earth separated as they are today. The only flaw in that theory is that it wouldn't explain why the moon orbits the earth. The theory that is probably the most trustworthy is the Giant Impact Hypothesis. The Giant Impact Hypothesis is that when the earth was still forming around 4.5 billion years ago the moon hit the earth, at least now it is called the moon before this mars sized planetoids was called Theia. This impact caused lots of debris to be thrown into space which started forming the moon. “The Giant Impact Hypothesis is very good in explaining most of the moon's features," said author Daniel Herwartz explaining how this is a reasonable theory. This theory is one of the most recognized and very …show more content…
The phases of the moon are a confusing subject to fully understand but the phases of the moon are very important, and were very important for lots of cultures in the past. One example of the importance to the phases of the moon is the Egyptians. The moon was considered spiritual and was used to make someone or something look better or feel younger. The moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 382,400 kilometers. In a lunar calendar there are 29.53 days and throughout those 29.53 days the moon goes through all of its phases. The only reason mankind can see the moon from earth is because of the reflection of the sun off the surface of the moon. The phases of are the moon are crescent moon, new moon, full moon, the gibbous, along with the first quarter moon and third quarter of the moon. The new moon is when lined up between the earth and the Sun. The new moon is the start of every lunar calendar. The moon slowly rotates around the earth and at certain angles the sun will reflect of the moon in different ways. On the first half of the lunar calendar, slowly more and more of the moon will show during this time you will see the quarter moon, crescent moon, along with the gibbous moon. During the second half of the 29.53 days, the moon grows thinner each night. When the moon

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