NASA supposedly landed on the moon six times between 1969 and 1972. While that is debatable, there is a lot to learn by understanding that awesome bright nightlight in the sky.
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
Six is a number that pops up a lot when examining the moon:
We landed on it six times.
The moon supposedly has about 1/6th the gravity of Earth.
Its diameter is 6! + 6! + 6! in miles. That is 720 + 720 + 720 (2160)
2160 is also 6 x 6 x 60
Remember this is according to NASA (not. a. scientist. around.)
The number 27.3 is also a lunar phenomenon
A square behind a circle has exactly 27.3% more area.
27.3 is the number that *squares the circle
The moon is 27.3% smaller than Earth according to NASA (need. another. seven. astronauts.) i.e. they could just be messing with us.
The moon also takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth
It’s said that the moon is in some type of gravitational lock with Earth, which is why we only see one side.
Who knows, but it’s pretty cool!
From our vantage point, the sun and moon are the same size in the sky. They say this is because the sun is 400 times larger, and the moon is 400 times closer. I don’t know about that; I’m skeptical.
Here are some other articles dealing with our magical moon:
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