Monday, August 24, 2009

the moon

moon calendar

Look at the moon in a different way. The absurdity of our calendar shown visually.

We actually have 13 full moons a year with 28 days in each month. And then 1 extra day to get everything syncronised.
It's amazing to think that the moon exactly covers the sun during an eclipse. If it was a little closer or a little further away - it wouldn't. The sun's diameter is about 400 times larger than the moon. And interestingly the sun is about 400 times further away from the earth than the moon.

No comments: