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These phases have to do with the relative positions of the sun, the moon and the earth in the moon's 29 day monthly orbit of the earth.

The firstof which is the first quarter moon occuring after 7.4 days.

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That coincidence means the Sun and Moon appear to be the samesize when viewed from Earth.
The Moon's surface is covered with rock and grit that are mostlydark-gray minerals, so it reflects light poorly compared to Earth,which always has highly-reflective clouds.

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When the Moon is at apogee, it is 11% farther from Earth than it isat perigee.
The impact basin Schrodinger (near the 4 o'clock position) is atwo-ring basin, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) in diameter which isrecognized to be the second youngest impact basin on the Moon.

 

The Moon l Phases, Orbit and distance from the Earth

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto thesurface of the Moon.
This concentration may be explained by the fact that theMoon's center of mass is offset from its geometric center by about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) in the direction of Earth, probably because the crust is thicker on thefarside.


In conclusion, the Moon does affect the Earth’s climate. It may even be fundamental to the maintaining and stabilisation of the seasons. There is also growing evidence that the Moon can influence generations of storms and rainfall, (although untangling this effect from the influence of Sun Spots is not universally accepted). Eventually energy loss by tidal forces will slow the length of the day to say 25 hours and the Moon’s distance from the Earth is also slowly increasing. Luckily any noticeable effects will take 10s of millions of years and way before then the next Ice Age will be far more of a problem for mankind.


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3) Stabilising the Earth’s axis. It seems likely that without the moon’s stabilising gyroscopic effect the earth’s axis would be more chaotic. The seasons rely on the axis being tilted to the orbital plane of the earth-sun by about 23 degrees. Computer simulations show that the moon’s tidal effect has probably stabilised this tilt over billions of years. The axis of Mars seems to be affected by a chaotic effect caused by the influence of other planets in the solar system. Clearly maintaining summer, winter conditions for each hemisphere has had a massive impact on the earth’s climate and this could also be the key to life developing.

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I took the picture above of the Moon from Mombasa airport while boarding a plane on December 1st 2008. I had no idea that Venus and Jupiter were actually in coincidence with the Moon’s position that evening. It was a truly remarkable sight and reminded me that we shouldn’t take the Moon for granted !

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2) Reflected sunlight from the Sun. So-called moonshine is simply light reflected or re-emitted from the moon and this radiation serves to heat the earth slightly. This also varies with the phases of the moon during the month. This extra radiation is just 10**-5 that of the direct solar energy so this also gives a roughly 0.01-0.02 degree effect.

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Sir: I am developing a theory about moon position relative to predicted hurricane path (in the northern hemisphere around the east coast of America; whether a hurricane breaches the gulf coast or runs up the entire atlantic seaboard). My question – what type of magnetic field does the moon emit? I find it too coincidental that the moon’s face is alway “locked” toward the earth, and am wondering if the moon, racing around the surface of the earth, has an electrical generation (heating) capacity. thank you. PS: This would also seem to lead to possible impact on drought cycles, as opposed to an “el nino” affect.