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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

THIS IS A POST ABOUT THE MOON


Not those moons--this moon:

Which looks like this as it goes through its phases:

It is constantly changing.
In fact, in Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet",
Juliet says to Romeo, “O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, 
the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, 

Lest that thy love prove likewise variable”


This is one of the most popular theories of
how the moon was born:

Earth has only one moon, which seems to be enough for us.
Neither Mercury or Venus have any moons at all,
while Jupiter has 63 of them which seems a little like hoarding.

Michael Jackson did a Moonwalk:

Native Americans used their word for moon
to mean a month:

It is in books both for children & adults:


Moon Day, which commemorates the landing
of the first men on the moon on July 20, 1969 
is celebrated on July 20 every year. 

According to astrology, if the moon is in your house
you will need a much larger house:

Wolves don't really howl at the moon.
The presence of the moon when a wolf howls, as it turns out, 
is purely coincidental and circumstantial.
“Canine experts have found no connection between the phases of the moon 
and wolf howling,” writes Animal Planet. 
Wolves pipe up more often during the night because they're nocturnal." 

In the movie, "Arthur" Linda Morolla (Liza Minnelli)
said that when she was little she thought the moon followed her.
That's silly.
It follows me!!

Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event on September 27, 2015 when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the moon bathed in blood-red light. The celestial show, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia and the east Pacific, was the result of the sun, Earth and a larger-than-life, extra-bright moon lining up for just over an hour from 0211 GMT. The total "supermoon" lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.

I can't forget one of my favorite movies.
It may be a favorite because it brings back great memories.
After my son Matt's wedding to my much loved daughter-in-law, Linda, there were about a dozen of us (but not the newlyweds) sitting & lying on the king sized bed in our hotel suite eating pizza & watching "Moonstruck" on TV.



















Stick with me--you'll learn something----fishducky