Luna

Luna

The Science and Stories of Our Moon

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Provides facts about the moon, looks at the history of lunar exploration, and examines its place in the human experience.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2019
ISBN: 9781426333224
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Characteristics: 63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm

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KristiBernard
Jun 16, 2019

We all know the moon is 239,000 miles away from earth and is also one-quarter the size of earth. We also know that the Apollo Program sent seven lunar missions to the moon and 12 astronauts walked on its surface. But, what is it that you may not know about the moon? Did you know that the moon is not a planet but a satellite that orbits the earth? If have a unique interest in learning about the moon, this guide is dedicated to all things moonish.

The dark side of the moon also has a near side and we still don’t know why the two faces of the moon are so different. In our solar systems there are at least 181 moons orbiting the planets. There are some very interesting myths about the moon in this guide that include the ancient Greeks, China and even werewolves. There are plenty of fascinating facts along with folklore for readers to pause and take notice.

Young readers that are fascinated by the moon will find plenty of information dedicated to the moons changing phases, its affects on the tides, lunar eclipses and so much more. Parents and teachers will enjoy sharing this with eager learners. There are plenty of photos and illustrations to engage and educate. The back pages share how readers can make their own moon, craters and find resources so they can explore all things moonish.

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