Special names of the moon phases
We on Earth do not always call the Moon by its phase names. Sometimes we refer to a full Moon as a Harvest Moon. Sometimes a waxing crescent is a young Moon, and we even have blue Moons! So what leads us to... read more
What is a harvest moon?
Regardless of where you live, you no doubt experience pronounced seasons throughout the year. Heat in the summer, cool... read more
What is blue moon?
The number of days between two full Moons is 29.5. This adds up to a little less then a full month. As a result, it is possible for a single... read more
Waxing crescent moon
A young Moon occurs between a new Moon and waxing crescent, when the first slivers of illumination appear. There are no real formulas for determining when this will happen. It depends on several factors. The first is the... read more
Moon and tides
If you live by the shore, you experience the affects of the Moon every day through tides. Tides are the alternating... read more
High and low tides
Highest and lowest tides every year occur when the sun and Moon are aligned. This is because the gravitational... read more
Tides can be diurnal, meaning that they most commonly occur twice a day. Tides can also be semi-diurnal, meaning... read more
So the Earth and Moon are constantly affecting one another through gravity. In a more personal way however... read more