Monday, 16 June 2014

M is for Moon

 Did you and your little monsters see the Most Rare Friday the 13th Full Honey Moon, which hasn't been seen since 1919 and won't be again until 2098 last Friday night!?!?
 If you missed it, it was amazing (Sorry)!!
 
National Geographic
Astronomer Bob Berman says that the honey-hued moon, which always occurs in June around the summer solstice, may have given us the modern term "honeymoon," with weddings traditionally held in June in some cultures. "That phrase dates back nearly half a millennium, to 1552, but one thing has changed: Weddings have shifted and are now most often held in August or September," said Berman, who works with the astronomy group Slooh, in a statement."The idea back then was that a marriage is like the phases of the moon, with the full moon being analogous to a wedding," Berman said. "Meaning, it's the happiest and 'brightest' time in a relationship."
 
We watched the Honey Moon come up slowly behind the Snowdon Mountain, which made it look even more spectacular! But ee couldn't get the honey glow in our picture -
We love the moon and all the wonders and adventures it brings into your little monster lives! Here's some fun Facts about the Moon to teach your little monster:
  • M is for Moon (and Mouse)
  • The Moon is 4.5 billion years old.
  • The Moon takes about 27 days (27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11.6 seconds) to go all the way around the Earth and return to its starting position.
  • With so little atmosphere, the moon has no weather and hardly any protection from the sun.
  • It takes 4 whole days to get to the Moon from Earth.
  • The Moon is not a light source, it does not make its own light- it reflects light from the sun.
  • We always see the same side of the moon. The Moon always keeps the same side pointing towards us so we can never see the ‘back’ of the Moon from the Earth.
  • It is the fifth largest moon in the Solar System.
  • The first person to set foot on the Moon was Neil Armstrong.
 
Get your little Monster their very own Moon Tee
Here's 10 great OUTER SPACE Activities
 
 Check out our Space Printables:
M is for Moon
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