Category: moon

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the…

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from Earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the…

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from Earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

US Air Force seriously considered and researched Nuking the Moon…

US Air Force seriously considered and researched Nuking the Moon as a show of force after Russia launched Sputnik, but scrapped it as they felt landing on it would be better received by the public.

One of Saturn’s moons, Mimas, looks like the Death Star and its…

One of Saturn’s moons, Mimas, looks like the Death Star and its heat signature resembles a Pac-Man.

Charlie Duke left a family photo on the Moon on April 23, 1972….

Charlie Duke left a family photo on the Moon on April 23, 1972. On the back side of the photo, a message reads: “This is the family of astronaut Charlie Duke from planet Earth who landed on the moon on April 20, 1972.”

The song Fly Me to the Moon was the first music ever heard and…

The song Fly Me to the Moon was the first music ever heard and played on the Moon, when Buzz Aldrin played it on a cassette tape.

The first “Super Blue Blood Moon” in 150 years will…

The first “Super Blue Blood Moon” in 150 years will happen on January 31, 2018.

The one and only visible supermoon of 2017 will be observable…

The one and only visible supermoon of 2017 will be observable to the entire world on December 3. 

The United States and Russia signed a treaty in 1967 agreeing…

The United States and Russia signed a treaty in 1967 agreeing not to nuke the Moon.

This photo captures lava, milky way, meteor, and moon in a…

This photo captures lava, milky way, meteor, and moon in a single shot.

American adventure photographer Mike Mezeul II took an amazing shot that captures the diverse beauty of Mother Nature. Photographed in Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, it contains the Moon, the Milky Way, a meteor, and a stream of lava all in one image.