Moon close up from earth
Quote by Haruki Murakami: “The moon had been observing the earth close-up ...”
Raw Moon Footage - Extreme Close-up Video (2017)
No Permanently Dark Side of the Moon
The notion that there is a permanently dark side of the Moon is wrong. But there is a far side of the Moon, a side we never see from Earth. We can never see the far side of the Moon from Earth, but, thanks to satellites and spacecrafts, we can see pictures of it. Half of the Moon's surface is always illuminated, and during the course of a lunar month , most areas of the surface have about days of sunlight. On the far side, the Moon phases are exactly opposite from the ones we see from Earth, on the near side. When we see the Moon fully illuminated at Full Moon , the far side is in darkness.
NASA’s lunar orbiters
This year alone, China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon , while India is close to landing a lunar vehicle , and Israel continues its mission to touch down on the surface, despite the crash of its recent venture. But while these missions seek to further our knowledge of the moon, we are still working to answer a fundamental question about it: how did it end up where it is?
The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits the Earth as its only permanent natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System , and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits its primary. The Moon is, after Jupiter 's satellite Io , the second- densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known. The Moon is thought to have formed about 4. The most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars -sized body called Theia. New research of moon rocks, although not rejecting the Theia hypothesis, suggests that the moon may be older than previously thought.