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Have You Noticed the Moon Lately?

Video from To Scale:

"We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.

All footage captured in camera--no compositing. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh Telescope: 12" collapsible Dobsonian reflector Eyepiece: Televue 13mm Ethos" from video introduction

A moon is an object that orbits a planet or something else that is not a star. Besides planets, moons can circle dwarf planets, large asteroids, and other bodies.

For everything you ever wanted to know aout the Moon visit NASA's website Earth's Moon

We take the moon for granted. We see past it or through it. Like most of the wonders of God's creation that surround us we don't recognize the wonder of it.

But it is there and continues that which God has designed for it to do.

Some people notice the moon and even celebrate it. Thankfully for the rest of us! The above video helps us to appreciate God's creation more! want to know more about the moon? Read on..

The Moon: One of the Earliest Human Symbols

"Nearly 50 years since we first bounded awkwardly across its crusty surface in July 1969, does the Moon still transfix us? An ambitious new virtual reality artwork by the US artist and composer Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new-media artist Hsin-Chien Huang is aimed at keeping fresh our fascination with Earth’s closest celestial cousin – an enchantment that dates back to mankind’s earliest artistic impulses. From the moment our prehistoric forebears first felt the urge to draw graffiti on cave walls, the Moon has tugged at our creative consciousness, drawing forth our aesthetic imagination as commandingly as it pulls into rhythm the oceans’ tides..." from the article: The Moon: One of the Earliest Human Symbols

Some people have even been to the moon!

Earth's Moon - Yea We've Been There!

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 1969
Apollo 11 Moon Landing 1969

Who Has Walked on the Moon?

Editor's Note: Four more human beings are set to return to the Moon in late 2024. NASA's Artemis II crew will include the first woman and first person of color to visit the Moon. Who Has Walked on the Moon? Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin were the first of 12 human beings to walk on the Moon. Four of America's moonwalkers are still alive: Aldrin (Apollo 11), David Scott (Apollo 15), Charles Duke (Apollo 16), and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). In all, 24 American astronauts made the trip from Earth to the Moon between 1968 and 1972. Three astronauts made the journey from Earth to the Moon twice: James Lovell (Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), John Young (Apollo 10 and Apollo 16), and Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and Apollo 17).]] The 12 Moon Walkers

  • Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)–Apollo 11

  • Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-)–Apollo 11

  • Charles "Pete" Conrad (1930-1999)–Apollo 12

  • Alan Bean (1932-2018)–Apollo 12

  • Alan B. Shepard Jr. (1923-1998)–Apollo 14

  • Edgar D. Mitchell (1930-2016)–Apollo 14

  • David R. Scott (1932-)–Apollo 15

  • James B. Irwin (1930-1991)–Apollo 15

  • John W. Young (1930-2018)–Apollo 10 (orbital), Apollo 16 (landing)

  • Charles M. Duke (1935-)–Apollo 16

  • Eugene Cernan (1934-2017)–Apollo 10 (orbital), Apollo 17 (landing)

  • Harrison H. Schmitt (1935-)–Apollo 17

Who Orbited the Moon?

  • Frank Borman (1928-)–Apollo 8

  • William A. Anders (1933-)–Apollo 8

  • James A. Lovell Jr. (1928-)–Apollo 8, Apollo 13

  • Thomas Stafford (1930-)–Apollo 10

  • Michael Collins (1930-2021)–Apollo 11

  • Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929-2017)–Apollo 12

  • Fred W. Haise Jr. (1933-)–Apollo 13

  • John L. Swigert Jr. (1931-1982)–Apollo 13

  • Stuart A. Roosa (1933-1994)–Apollo 14

  • Alfred M. Worden (1932-2020)–Apollo 15

  • Thomas K. Mattingly II (1936-)–Apollo 16

  • Ronald E. Evans (1933-1990)–Apollo 17

Surviving Moon WalkersEdwin "Buzz" Aldrin (Apollo 11) David R. Scott (Apollo 15) Charles M. Duke (Apollo 16) Harrison H. Schmitt (Apollo 17)Surviving Apollo Moon CrewsFrank Borman (Apollo 8) William A. Anders (Apollo 8)James A. Lovell Jr. (Apollo 8, Apollo 13) Thomas Stafford (Apollo 10) Fred W. Haise Jr. (Apollo 13) Thomas K. Mattingly II (Apollo 16)Featured Resources

Page Updated: April 13, 2023" from the article: Who Has Walked on the Moon?

NASA's Artemis Moon Program

Artemis Moon Missions
Artemis Moon Missions

NASA's Artemis II AstronautsHighlights From NASA’s Reveal of the Artemis II Moon Astronauts

The crew of three Americans and one Canadian will be the first humans to fly toward the moon in more than 50 years.

HOUSTON — For the first time in more than half a century, NASA has named a crew of astronauts headed to the moon.

Humans have not ventured more than a few hundred miles off the planet since the return of Apollo 17, NASA’s last moon mission, in 1972. After Artemis’s experience on the moon, NASA hopes to chart a path to putting humans on Mars, while scientists expect to use what is found there to answer questions about how the solar system formed.

Astronauts in 2023 are much different from those when the United States was in a race to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. During the Apollo program, 24 astronauts flew to the moon, and 12 of them stepped on the surface. All of them were Americans. All of them were white men, many of whom were test pilots. This time, the astronaut corps reflects a much wider swath of society..

Artemis Program Astronauts
Artemis Program Astronauts

They are Reid Wiseman, the mission’s commander; Victor Glover, the pilot; Christina Koch, mission specialist; and, Jeremy Hansen, also a mission specialist. The first three are NASA astronauts, while Mr. Hansen is a member of the Canadian Space Agency.

“When we were selecting astronauts back then,” Mr. Glover said in an interview, “we intended to select the same person, just multiple copies.”

Ms. Koch will be the first woman to venture beyond low-Earth orbit, and Mr. Hansen, as a Canadian, the first non-American to travel that far..." from the article: NASA's Artemis II AstronautsHighlights From NASA’s Reveal of the Artemis II Moon Astronauts

Millions Still Believe the 1969 Moon Landing Was a Hoax

"Despite the huge amount of evidence, the dust and rock samples, the television footage, and the hundreds of thousands of people who made it happen, polls show as many as 6% of Americans believe the Apollo 11 astronauts never landed on the moon.

Conspiracy theorists continue to insist the entire mission 50 years ago was an elaborate hoax, produced at the Area 51 Air Force testing range in Nevada or on a Hollywood movie soundstage by legendary director Stanley Kubrick..." from the article: Millions Still Believe the 1969 Moon Landing Was a Hoax

Just so you know..

Moons in the Solar System

"There are currently 181 known moons in our solar system orbiting the various planets and dwarf planets. Of the 13 planets and dwarf planets, there are four which don't have any moons. These are the planets Mercury and Venus, and the dwarf planets Ceres and Makemake.." from the article: Moons in the Solar System

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