During a new moon, how much of the moon receives direct sunlight from the sun?

Answer The sun always shines on half of the moon, including during a new moon when, from Earth, the moon seems to have gone dark. During a new moon, the moon is between the sun and Earth, the moon's sun-... Read More »

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When NASA was communicating with astronauts on the Moon the time from sending to receiving was 1.28 s What is the distance to the Moon based on this?

The radio signals travel at the speed of light, approximately 300,000 km/sec (186,000 mi/sec). The distance would be 1.28 x 300,000 or about 384,000 kilometers.*The actual time is an estimate, and ... Read More »

Bad Moon Rising - CCR or Bark at the Moon - Ozzie?

Bad Moon Rising - CCR for sure.Embarrassing confession - When I was younger I used to think that the line "There's a bad moon on the rise" was actually "There's a bathroom on the right"

Should I Plant on a New Moon or Full Moon?

Gardening by the moon is an old idea, espoused by the ancient Romans and Greeks. These ancient peoples, along with many other groups throughout history, believed that the moon's cycle affects plant... Read More »

How to Play Good Moon Bad Moon?

This game is for the curious, for those who are interested in working through the answers to the conclusion. It's an ideal game for long road trips or for sleepovers with the older crowd. This game... Read More »