Science Spotlight: The Moon

Epic Moon Eclipse Captured by Intern: Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Celestial Neighbor

On Monday, March 25th, a stunning lunar eclipse occurred. Alexandra, our intern, and her sister Ariana took advantage of the opportunity to capture some incredible photos of the moon using their telescope. The pictures they took were so amazing that one of them was even used in this thumbnail. We would like to thank Ariana for her stunning shots!

Although the moon is a beautiful sight to behold, how much do we really know about it? The moon was formed as a result of a collision that took place around 4.5 billion years ago. What’s interesting is that Earth is not the only planet in our solar system with moons. Jeff St. Clair has more information on this topic if you’re interested in learning more.

As you ponder the mysteries of the moon, here are some discussion questions to consider:

1. What do you believe the moon is composed of?

2. Have you ever observed the moon during the day? If so, what did you notice?

3. If given the chance to travel to the moon, what items would you bring along with you? Would it be useful to bring any scientific equipment or tools?

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