Moon: Theia Impact Or Big Splash Theory
The waning phases of the Moon can be primarily observed in the morning sky. Synchronous rotation occurs when tidal forces drag the rotation of a smaller body, until it matches the period of revolution around the larger body. A sidereal month is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a full Lunar Cycle(27.3 days). A Synodic month is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to realign with the Sun(29.5 days). The sun and moon cause tides, although the moon has a much larger effect. The tides are larger when the moon and sun are opposite, and when the sun and moon are aligned, the tides almost cancel out. We always see the same side of the moon, because it is tidally locked.
Because of our tides, the moon is slowly moving away from earth. “Spring Tides" that occur when a new or full moon happens, the sun, moon, and earth are aligned, which causes the greatest rise in tide, and the greatest pull. “Neap Tides” that occur during the first and third quarters of the moon, when the low and high tides are almost equal. A Lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the earth’s shadow. This can only occur during a full moon, because the moon, sun, and earth have to be aligned for this to happen. A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks …show more content…
The shadow of the Moon blocks out light from the sun onto earth, while in a Lunar Eclipse the order goes: Sun, Earth, Moon with the shadow of the Earth blocking sunlight which illuminates the moon. Angular Diameters is a measurement describing how large a circle appears from a certain point of view. An Annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves to cover the sun, but does not cover it fully. Creating a ring of fire effect! -End that part- Refreshing quote! “If you don’t get an A on the final with all this shit, you’re a dumbass!” `end quote.
Random Sky shit: An astronomical unit is around 149,597,871 kilometers. Light distance is 9.4607 × 1012 km, in other words. That’s pretty fucking huge. The Milky Way is the galaxy we live in you stupid shit. It’s around 100k light years big… fuck. The magnitude scale is used to describe how large stars can be. The celestial sphere is the plain in which we see the stars and constellations move. Although the earth rotates from West to East, we see the sky moving from East to West. The idea is that stars are in fixed positions and moving around the pole star, but in reality it is the perspective of an individual based on their location. The Zenith is the point directly above you. The Nadir is the point directly below you. The Horizon is the lowest place you