Astro Pic: Mooooon!


Lunation
Credit & Copyright: Antnio CidadΖ’o

Explanation: Our Moon’s appearance changes nightly. This time-lapse sequence shows what our Moon looks like during a lunation, a complete lunar cycle. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible. The Moon always keeps the same face toward the Earth. The Moon‘s apparent size changes slightly, though, and a slight wobble called a libration is discernable as it progresses along its elliptical orbit. During the cycle, sunlight reflects from the Moon at different angles, and so illuminates different features differently. A full lunation takes about 29.5 days, just under a month (moon-th).

Courtesy: NASA Astro Picture of the Day


  • chaitΓΌ

    >interesting info krish…

    i love moon and moonlight… nice to know info about it πŸ™‚

    great picture too

  • Krish

    >@chaitu:
    Good to know u u learned something πŸ™‚

    Me too like moon and stars… !

  • susubala

    >Hey, I too love it and too good depicting the change of day and night. Lovely it is !

  • Kishna

    >Ahh. Moon.. lovely.. πŸ™‚

  • Vanathi

    >In Indian Astrology Moon is known as Chandra. Moon’s friends are Mercury and Sun. Gem stone is Pearl. Its color is white. Respective element is water. The Moon represents our deepest personal needs, our basic habits and reactions, and our unconscious.The Moon is associated with the mother and with feminine energy in general. The Moon is both our inner child and our inner mother. It is responsive, receptive, and reflective. The Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions. The Moon in our chart shows how we protect ourselves, as well as make ourselves feel secure, comfortable, and safe.

  • kiraN

    >very gud info krish..
    and nice pic too. πŸ™‚

  • Krish

    >@sumi:
    Good that u liked it πŸ™‚

    @kishna:
    Moon is always lovely.Isn’t it?

    @vanathi:
    Good info atrologer Vanathi πŸ™‚
    Here is something I learned in astrology when moon is in same house as Ketu or in 1st house of lagna( thansk google ):


    It causes the being itself to experience wideness in life, and therefore lack of identity is the result. The person finds it hard to be firm on anything because they are so very sensitive to impulses. They feel other people very accutely, and all input affects them. They are like walking antennas or antenni, whatever. They pick up everything.

    Ketu dasha, and a nicely placed Ketu, will make the native peep into awareness of Ketu in advance. Such a person accepts predeterminism, and if gifted can side by side accept the appearance of free will as the intent of God for the learning process of the misidentified souls.

    πŸ™‚

    @kiron:
    Thanks buddy!

  • Vanathi

    >Moon in capricorn :The natives have an earthy practicality, giving dependence and a sense of responsibility towards those around them. These people could be loyal and unswerving when eventually give their heart to someone else, and would stick around when others have given up. They have dignity and tenacity and a realistic vision of the world as it really is, not as others expect it to be. Sun-in-Virgo-Moon-in-Capricorn is said to be the most practical of all Soli-Lunar combinations. The Native does not encourage others taking liberties with, or seeking to approach him/her on too intimate terms.The Moon in Capricorn favors positions of executive, administrative, public and organizational positions and commercial pursuits.

  • Krish

    >@vanathi:

    Thanks – Ilearned something new today!