This is a photo of the moon that I took still early in the morning while the sun was up on the other side. The moon is shown here in most of its glory with moon craters and the Seas of Serenity and Tranquility. These seas are also called Mares and include such great names as Sea of Vapors, Waves, Storm and Crisis.
The moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. It is the 5th largest moon in our solar system. The moon is in synchronous rotation to the Earth which means that the same face of the moon faces Earth because of the trajectory and orientation of the rotation relative to the Earth. I think this is fascinating.
Thank you for liking, commenting and/or sharing. Mary Mikawoz
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August 12th, 2013
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