|The Mysteries of the Moon
Earth's companion in space has long challenged man's curiosity. Let's explore some of its mysteries. "How can an object a quarter of a million miles away cause millions of tons of sea water to shift on the world's beaches? "Why does the moon look bigger sometimes? What causes its changing shapes (phases)? Why do we only see one side? "And what about when the sun or moon becomes dark? What makes eclipses happen?" These questions and many more have mystified and challenged men for thousands of years. As man answers some, other questions, even more complex, spring up to mystify him. Moon gazing. To learn more about the moon, let's watch and see what it does. Suppose we start with a full moon and watch hour by hour. (The full moon this month falls on Jan. 18: next month, Feb. 17.)
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