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The Moon - 'A Simple Profile'

The Moon revered by humans for millennia is undoubtedly one of the most useful tools (for want of a better word) man-kind has been able to bring to bear on his daily life.

The following is a brief outline on my impressions of the Moon. Here’s how I see it. The Moon revered by humans for millennia is undoubtedly one of the most useful tools (for want of a better word) man-kind has been able to bring to bear on his daily life. He has used it as a reference to regulate most everything he has done from bodily functions in ancient times (or at least keep track of...

Viewing The Moon - First few Days

Well, here we are again! So let’s begin with one or two vagaries. Like, what is a ‘Blue Moon’?

This phenomenon has been researched at great length and the jury is out, so to speak Astronomically, it is two Full Moons in the one month. Craters on the Terminator Etc. Well, here we are again!  So let’s begin with one or two vagaries.  Like, what is a ‘Blue Moon’?  This phenomenon has been researched at great length and the jury is out, so to speak Astronomically, it...

Viewing The Moon - Days 4 & 5

Alright! Enough trivia for no , let’s get down to days 4 and 5 of our Moon journey.

Casual observations and Trivia: Goddess of the Moon. Did you know that Diana the Huntress was the Roman Goddess of the Moon, a buxom wench with a Bow, a Dog and a Horn. Our Dark Side. The brain mechanics say that we are a little like the moon in so much as we all seem to have a side of ourselves, or (our dark side) that we keep hidden from our fellow man. Deep, eh! Eclipse early in my...

The Moon - Days 6

Well, hello again folks! You know we give credit to Galileo Galilei (1597 – 1681) for his first impressions of the Moon etc.

The Moon – Interesting Bits and Days 6-6½ . Well, hello again folks!  You know we give credit to Galileo Galilei (1597 – 1681) for his first impressions of the Moon etc., through a telescope and the birth of modern astronomy but I believe the honour of the first Moon Map (all be it a very rudimentary affair based on the limited power of the Telescope of that time) has got to go to an...

The Moon - Day 7

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a bash at explaining a few things (simply) and I’ve tried to keep it in ‘layman’ terms.

The Moon - First Quarter (Day 7) Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a bash at explaining a few things (simply) and I’ve tried to keep it in ‘layman’ terms.  There’s a danger in over simplification of distorting fact into fiction (god only knows we see it often enough in every day reporting) but I’ll do my best not to do that.  Thank the ‘Mystery’ that other...

Idle Reminiscence And Day 8-9 On The Moon’s Terminator

Hi folks! You know, talking about the Moon and its affect on the weather (in Winter) in the land of my childhood, northern New South Wales, it seemed to me at the time, the clearer the nights got the bigger the Moon phases got and the thicker and colder

Hi folks!  You know, talking about the Moon and its affect on the weather (in Winter) in the land of my childhood, northern New South Wales, it seemed to me at the time, the clearer the nights got the bigger the Moon phases got and the thicker and colder the frost became.  In those days (please put me back) in the late 1940’s and 50’s when we young ones set traps for Bunnies...

Odd Bits about the Moon & Days 9½ to 12

Mapping is a time consuming occupation at best but I can’t ever begin to understand the hardship the early map makers on our planet had to endure.

Mapping: Mapping is a time consuming occupation at best but I can’t ever begin to understand the hardship the early map makers on our planet had to endure.  I suppose at the very least they were standing on their task not remote from it.  The accuracy of the early Cartographers is really amazing.  You know when I was in the R.A.N. (Royal Australian Navy) in the early sixties,...

The Journey Ends - Days 13-15 (Full Moon)

So, we come to the end of our little moon walk or at least to the last couple of days of the adventure.

So, we come to the end of our little moon walk or at least to the last couple of days of the adventure.  We’ve covered vaguely a few of the effects (both good and bad) that the Moon has had on mans journey from very early days in his evolution to now and that journey and his association with Earth’s only natural satellite will continue for some time yet. It is my feeling that we...