5. The Moon: stepping stone to the planets

Fig. 5.1.
Lunar eclipse
Fig. 5.2.
The blood red Moon
Fig. 5.3.
Gossamer corona
Fig. 5.4.
Celestial paths of the Moon and Sun
Fig. 5.5.
Solar eclipse
Fig. 5.6.
An enormous Moon
Fig. 5.7.
Moon illusion
Fig. 5.8.
The gibbous Moon
Fig. 5.9.
The full Moon
Fig. 5.10.a
Rough highlands and smooth maria on the Moon
Fig. 5.10.b
Rough highlands and smooth maria on the Moon
Fig. 5.11.
Far side of the Moon
Fig. 5.12.
Orientale impact basin on the Moon
Fig. 5.13.
Lunar craters Copernicus and Reinhold
Fig. 5.14.
Lunar rays
Fig. 5.15.
Fig. 5.16.
Going home from the Moon
Fig. 5.17.
Apollo landing sites on the Moon
Fig. 5.18.
Boot prints on the Moon
Fig. 5.19.
Driving on the Moon
Fig. 5.20.
Fig. 5.21.
Moon rock
Fig. 5.22.
Lunar interior
Fig. 5.23.
Compositional variations on the Moon’s surface
Fig. 5.24.
Clementine observes the Moon, Sun, and Venus
Fig. 5.25.
Lunar topography
Fig. 5.26.
Dark, cold lunar poles
Fig. 5.27.
Water around a fresh crater on the Moon
Fig. 5.28.
Mare formation on the Moon
Fig. 5.29.
Cause of the Earth’s ocean tides
Fig. 5.30.
Earth’s spring and neap ocean tides
Fig. 5.31.
Steadying influence of the Moon on the Earth
Fig. 5.32.
Classical Moon origin hypotheses
Fig. 5.33.
Giant impact hypothesis for the origin of the Earth’s Moon
Fig. 5.34.summary
Summary diagram
Fig. 5.1.
Fig5_1 Nuclear tunneling in the Sun's core
Fig. 5.2.
Fig5_2 Proton proton chain
Fig. 5.3.
Fig5_3 solar neutrino fluxes
Fig. 5.4.
Fig5_4 Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Fig. 5.5.
Fig5_5 Anatomy of the Sun
Fig. 5.6.
Fig5_6 The solar granulation
Fig. 5.7.
Fig5_7 Sound Paths
Fig. 5.8.
Fig5_8 Internal rotation of Sun
Fig. 5.9.
Fig5_9 Sun's Luminosity

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