Moon Phases

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NASA

“The moon has a powerful allure — it is full of beauty, legend, myth and romance.”


Moon Phases


“The full moon has been linked to crime, suicide, mental illness, disasters, accidents, birthrates, fertility, and werewolves, among other things. Some people even buy and sell stocks according to phases of the moon, a method probably as successful as many others. Numerous studies have tried to find lunar effects.”

The Skeptic’s Dictionary

[Parenthesis:]

“The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew–Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin–and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and 11 seconds after launch from Cape Kennedy. The astronauts spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, and returned to Earth on July 24.”

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“The flight plan describes tasks to be done 102 to 103 hours into the flight. Immediately after landing, Armstrong and Aldrin reviewed their lunar contact checklist and reached a decision on “stay/no stay.” Armstrong then reported to Houston: “The Eagle has landed.”

National Archives and Records

[Thanks Steven]

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