The size of the Moon can be deceptive when viewed from Earth.
Just 12 people have walked on the Moon and they'll know better than anyone just how big (or small) the place is. But we can make some comparisons with things on Earth to get a measure of the Moon.
When the sea level rises to its highest point, we call that high tide. When it falls to its lowest point, that’s called low tide.
The Moon has gravity of its own, which pulls the oceans (and us) towards it.
Blood moon on April 15, 2014.
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Studying lunar eclipse could help us work out what's happening on exoplanets.
As long as clouds don’t get in the way, the view should be spectacular.
A bunch of uncommon things all happening at the same time mean this full moon will have some special attributes.
This image is an approximation of what the upcoming supermoon will look like.
Credit: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio
The full moon is stunning – and this month it'll be larger than normal. Do make it a reason to embrace the darkness and have a look.
Enjoy the full moon’s glow.
Full moons are good reason to look up – and the one on Nov. 14 is no exception. But here’s why you likely won’t see something shockingly different from other full moons you've observed over the years.
..and high tides.
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This is what you get when a full moon, a perigee moon and the September equinox all happen at once.
Dramatic, but not apocalyptic.
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A rare super blood moon visible from parts of the Earth this month will delight those people lucky enough to see it. But why has this marvel of the solar system got some people so worried?
A beautiful full moon is set to rise this Sunday night, August 10. It will be spectacular and I encourage everyone to go outside and have a look. But the question is: will it be a supermoon? Technically…
Just another moonrise, that’s all.
The year’s biggest “supermoon” will rise on August 10. Like last time, there will be many pictures trying to showoff the “over-sized” moon. But I don’t think it deserves so much attention. At 7.09pm BST…
Brace yourself for the most super supermoon of 2013 this weekend - but how exactly does the moon appear to change size?
This Sunday night, June 23, at precisely 9.33pm AEST, the full moon becomes a “supermoon” – an especially bright full moon. This extra brightness occurs because the moon is closer to Earth than normal…