By Marilyn Singer
Contributor note: Illustrated through Julia Cairns
A children's publication takes readers on a whirlwind journey of the realm to find an awesome number of complete moon celebrations, ideals, customs, and proof. We'll stopover at India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and lots of extra locations.
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You can alter this illusion and “shrink” the moon on the horizon by bending over and looking at it from between your legs. If you “pinch” the moon between your thumb and forefinger and look through the narrow opening, you can also make the moon appear smaller. stAIRCAse to tHe mooN Broome, Australia Broome, in the northwestern region of Australia, is a small town famous for its pearls and for a natural phenomenon called the Staircase to the Moon. Along Broome’s coast are mudflats, lands that are left bare at low tides.
Two watchers keep count. wolf moon Algonquin Park, Canada Ah-woo! Ah-woo! The shivering campers howl by the fire. “Tonight, watch out for werewolves! ” Woo-ah! Woo-ah! The real wolves warn in the silvery woods. “Tonight, watch out for Two Legs. ” Thinking About Phobos International Space Station Can you picture a full moon rising not once, but three times in one day? He can. Staring out the space station window at Earth’s majestic moon, he thinks of Phobos, Mars’s misshapen satellite, racing, racing around the Red Planet.
When they do glance up, they usually focus on a brightly lit building or an electronic sign instead. Too much of this artificial light makes it difficult to view the stars. Scientists call this effect light pollution. But the moon is too bright to be affected by it. A full moon eventually rises high enough in the sky to shine down brilliantly on even the biggest, brightest city. Remember to look up! HIGH tIDe Bay of Fundy, Canada Tides are the rising and falling of water caused by the moon’s gravitational force on the earth’s oceans.