moon

The moon

The moon, earth’s only permanent satellite, is believed to be 4.5 billion years old. It was probably formed from debris left over after a astronomical body the size of Mars hit the earth. Ocean tides and the slight lengthening of the day is caused by the moon’s gravitational influence. The distance between the earth and the moon, currently equal to 384,402 km, is slowly increasing.


 

The 4 moons

The 4 moons


 

Dark side of the moon


Harvest moon

Full moon


Harvest moon 

Zoomed full moon


Waxing gibbous moon

Waxing gibbous moon


Half moon

half moon half darkness


Riders of the moon (short video)