The Moon appears to be bigger and brighter tonight as it’s elliptical orbit brings it closer to the Earth than at any other time of the year. If you are teaching about the Moon at the moment this is a great story to teach about the Moon’s orbit and phases as well as the effect […]
The story The society for Popular Astronomy is organising a Moonwatch event which starts this Wednesday (17th) and runs until the following Sunday. During this time the Moon will go through a number of phases from crescent to full. They have a website dedicated to the event which encourages teachers to study the Moon with […]
The incredible shrinking Moon
The story Astronomers studying pictures from a NASA orbiter have announced that wrinkles on the surface of the Moon is evidence it is still geologically active and that it is not the dead, inactive lump of rock that we have previously thought.