The Moon is the only satellite of the Earth, home of the Earth Surface People.
By a fortunate circumstance, the angular size of the Moon, not the
physical size, is approximately equal to that of the Sun. This fact allows
total eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon to take place when their
alignment is space is correct. The physical sizes of these two bodies are
actually quite different but their distances are fortuitously arranged so
that they appear to be the same size in the sky.
tour of the Moon
- provided by Calvin J. Hamilton of Los Alamos National Laboratory is available.
[This site seems to have disappeared. I'll see if I can find it
- A tour of the Earth
-- Moon system
- provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is also available.
- Some animations of
Solar eclipses can be seen also.
- Note that these will come from France and may be large files so it may
take a long time to receive the file.
Since these links take you into hyperspace, to return to these pages use either the back button
your history file in your browser, using the scrollbar to move through the places you have been to find the page
you last visited here, double click on that entry and you will return!
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