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  1. Our Amazing Moon Carl Wenning & Lee Green Twin City Amateur Astronomers

  2. Basic Lunar Data • Size: 2,160 miles (27% Earth) • Mass: 1/81 Earth (1.2%) • Ave. Distance: 238,900 miles • Sidereal period: 27.3 days • Synodic period: 29.5 days

  3. A Lunar Mystery

  4. Lunar Geography

  5. Lunar Topography • Man in the Moon • Woman in the Moon • Woman with a book • Jack & Jill, Hare, Frog

  6. Lunar Features

  7. The Moon Rocks!

  8. Moon Phases 1

  9. New Moon Earth View

  10. Waxing Crescent Earth View

  11. First Quarter Earth View

  12. Waxing Gibbous Earth View

  13. Full Moon Earth View

  14. Waning Gibbous Moon Earth View

  15. Third Quarter Moon Earth View

  16. Waning Crescent Moon Earth View

  17. New Moon New Moon Earth View

  18. Earthshine

  19. Tidal Locking

  20. Tides!

  21. Lunar Libration

  22. Shifting Image Size

  23. The Moon’s “Back Side”

  24. Red Moon 1 • During a lunar eclipse

  25. Red Moon 2 • During moonrise or moonset

  26. Blue Moon 1 • Second full moon in a calendar month:

  27. Blue Moon 2 • Dust scatters red light as after a volcanic eruption

  28. Blue Moon 3 Blue Moon 3 • Visible as an after image when the eyes become fatigued viewing red/orange light such as that of a campfire.

  29. x

  30. Moon Illusion 1

  31. Moon Illusion 2

  32. Moon Illusion 3

  33. Moon Illusion 4

  34. Lunacy

  35. Harvest Moon

  36. Solar Eclipses • Types: • Total • Partial • Annular

  37. Lunar Eclipses • Total • Partial

  38. Tonight’s 12d old Moon

  39. The End Let’s do some observing!

  40. Galileo and the Moon

  41. Galileo’s Telescope

  42. Galileo’s Moon