Just a reminder that we went from the advent of flight to the Moon in a human lifetime.
But NASA’s budget still needs to be cut, apparently.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Photographers always talk about perspective. It doesn’t get more perspective than this: first ever photo of the Earth and the Moon in the same frame, 1977. Taken by Voyager 1.
This doesn’t fall under Sunday Fluffday but it’s a great post.
In 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin deployed lunar seismometer. Ever since then, scientist have been using this equipment to gauge and measure moonquakes. Surprisingly, they detected many quake events, some being strong enough to “move furniture”.
Because the Moon is geologically inert, the cause of these quakes is unknown, but it is hypothesised that landslides on nearby craters are responsible. Or a giant underground worm infested with mynocks.
I’m voting for the giant underground worm.
I see the moon and the supermoon sees…mustache!?!?
Thanks, www.Spaceasaurus.com !!!
Supermoons and mustaches go together like nebulae and ionized gases!
Is biggest and closest full moon on May 5, 2012 a supermoon?
According to U.S. clocks, May 5, 2012 features the closest and largest full moon of this year. Calendars say May 6, by the way, for this same close full moon as seen from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard: supermoon.