Project Description

Full Moon Photography

A full moon photography by Guy Levintin, my husband.

384,400 km from Earth, the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun -The Moon orbits around the Earth once per month.

The Moon was first visited by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 2 in 1959. It is the only extraterrestrial body to have been visited by humans.

There are various theories about how the moon was created. Recent evidence indicates it formed when a huge collision tore a chunk of Earth away.

The moon has a very thin atmosphere. Daytime temperatures on the sunny side of the moon reach 273 degrees F (134 C); on the dark side it gets as cold as minus 243 F (minus 153 C).

The moon’s gravity pulls at the Earth, causing predictable rises and falls in sea levels known as tides.

The energy that Earth loses is picked up by the moon, increasing its distance from the Earth, which means the moon gets farther away by 3.8 centimeters annually.

This amazing photo was taken by Guy Levintin :)


Like it? Download the full moon photograph here.