Couldn’t resist grabbing some more moon shots last night!
Taken around 8:00pm – an hour after Sunset.
There are apparently some people on this planet who believe the moon shines with it’s own light (because that is the way they ‘read’ the Bible). If that is so just how does it cast shadows on it’s own surface as you can easily see in craters in these pictures?
Weird fact: The Moon does not simply revolve around the Earth – they actually both revolve around their mutual Centre of Gravity. The Moon revolves about the Earth but the Earth also revolves (slightly) around the Moon. Because the Moon has only 1/81st the mass of the Earth the Moon rotates about a point 81 times further away from the C o G than the Earth does. With a mean distance from the Earth of around 384,000km (240,000 mi) this means the point of rotation is contained around 2/3rds the way out from the centre of the earth’ core or some 2,000 km beneath the Earth’s surface at a point directly between the two objects’ centre’s. It’s like twirling a baton that has a heavy ball on one end and a light ball on the other to ‘balance’ the Earth/Moon baton you would need to ‘hold’ it ‘within’ the big ball!