New Moon

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why is the moon not visible during the new moon phase?
    The new moon phase is caused by the relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun. Why is the moon not visible during the new moon phase?
    A. the sunlight is not being reflected off the moon
    b. the far side of the moon is the only side visible
    c. the location of the moon is between eath and the sun
    d.

    • ANSWER:
      c the location of the moon is between earth and the sun

      At new moon phase the moon is where the sun is (approx; as seen from earth) So, at night, there is no moon in the sky.
      And at day you get blinded by the sun when you would try to see the moon (-DON"T!)
      Sometimes there is a sun eclipse when the moon shadow falls onto the earth - only at new moon possible.

  2. QUESTION:
    How does moon sign and ascendant affect a person's personality ?
    SunSign is Sagittarius, moon sign is virgo and ascendant is in taurus.I know about sagi traits but what about moon sign and ascendant.

    • ANSWER:
      It has no effect on you other than the one you make it have on you yourself.

      We're all born on different days...but sit under the same moon each night, or at least the ones when it's there. We sit under the same stars and everything so why the heck would each and every person born on each day have similar personality traits? How many people are born each day, and in the same month?

      Think about it for a while, then you'd realize that you will see that which they say you should be like in the things you do only because you want to believe that it's true.

      Mind over matter.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is your Moon sign and often does your mood change due to outside interference?
    Moon house placement and aspects please.

    You know what I'm talking about, you're in a great mood and then a friend who is having a bad day takes it out on YOU... Or, you're feeling down and you call someone who you know will make you feel better.

    Are your moods easily swayed by other people or circumstances, or does it remain pretty level?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that outside influences do have more of an effect than I would like them to. That's something that I have been working on over the years. For example, being around negative people all the time used to ware on me, especially when I was young. I've learned to shut off from certain people. You know those people who just want an emotional reaction from you? They're like parasites that feed off of negative emotions from others, so they try to bring you down to their level any way that possibly can. An Aries Moon can easily be triggered if you let it, so that's something that I have tried to get better at controlling over the years. Even worse is with a Moon square Neptune aspect, because I sometime feel the emotions of others and that can blend together with my own emotions, and then it's hard to tell were my own emotions end and the other persons begins, if that makes any sense.

      I don't think that I am all that easily swayed most of the time, especially compared to some people I know. If I let my guard down with certain people or in certain circumstances, that's when it seems to have a much bigger effect. Maybe that's why I'm so guarded with most people at first. I have to judge whether I can trust them enough to let my guard down. I am pretty level for the most part and not easily manipulated by little things. Moon trine Saturn helps a lot with that. I'd say that I have some triggers that can get me feeling off balance, and that's when I become overly vulnerable to outside interference.

  4. QUESTION:
    How does moon sign and ascendant affect a person's personality ?
    SunSign is Sagittarius, moon sign is virgo and ascendant is in taurus.I know about sagi traits but what about moon sign and ascendant.

    • ANSWER:
      You have taurus rising which is ruled by venus, the planet of love and beauty. This ascendant is bound to make you attractive. The only downside is that taurus ascendants have a tendency to put on weight. You are probably good looking as well as charming. The aspect between the moon and ascendant don't really affect appearance much. A virgo moon is kind of a difficult placement to have though, it makes you very self critical.

  5. QUESTION:
    Who has a Water Moon and are you overly Emotional at Times?
    I do!! Moon in Pisces and yes, I can be a cig crybaby at times, but I like other things about having a water moon because it makes you more intuitive and compassionate.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a pisces moon too. When I am alone, it comes out a lot too. The only problem is trying to find someone that will really let you cry and understand you rather than telling you that you cry too much or just saying to go and cry alone. Moon in Pisces people need someone to understand them. I try to hide it a lot, but it's no use. I always wish someone could just understand my emotions rather than judging them. Having a pisces moon should crown us as emotion queens. Especially when you just feel insecure or useless, you just need someone to understand, no matter what the circumstance. So yes I <----- am very emtional. ^_^

  6. QUESTION:
    How much does the moon phase affect deer travel during the day?
    Everybody says moon phase mess wiht daily deer travel. I realize it's easier for a deer to see in a full moon but deer are pretty much nocturnal anyways so why does it make a difference. I get more trail cam pictures at night no matter what the moon phase is, but there never seems to be a change in deer movement if the moon phase is different.

    • ANSWER:
      In a lifetime of hunting I have found a full moon to have no effect on deer movement. There are times there will be almost no daytime movement even in the dark moon phase. People just seem to want to blame something for the lack of deer movement. And the moon is a good scape goat.

      Two years ago on my hunting lease while bow hunting 3 of us killed a deer and one did not even see one. His excuse? He pointed to the sky at the full moon and said that was the reason he saw nothing. I didn't have the heart to remind him there had been 3 deer killed that weekend already. It's human nature to want to blame something.

  7. QUESTION:
    What would someone with a Moon in Scorpio and Venus in Aquarius act like?
    Moon in house 2
    Venus in 5
    If you don't believe in astrology, don't answer the question.

    • ANSWER:
      A Scorpio moon is intense and serious

  8. QUESTION:
    How often does the moon return to the same point in the sky from a fixed location on earth?
    I point a telescope at a full moon one night so that the moon is centered in the eyepiece, and I leave the telescope locked in this position. If I understand correctly, the moon will shift a few degrees each night either north or south of the east-west line, so on the second day the moon will not be centered in the eyepiece. After how many days will the moon (any phase) be centered in the telescope again? How long before the next full moon is centered in this telescope?

    • ANSWER:
      The Moon returns to the same point in the sky every 27.3 days, on average. The simple answer to your question would be 27 days, but the Moon may not necessarily be centred due to its north or south movement during the extra 0.3 days.
      After 27 days, the Moon will no longer be in the same position relative to the Sun, so you'll see a different phase.You would have to wait a year to see a full moon in the same part of the sky

  9. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between the moon in detriment and moon in fall?
    As in moon in capricorn is detriment, moon in scorpio is in fall. I keep hearing this but what does it mean, and what is the difference? My moon is in cap so it would be cool to know. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This is not an easy topic but it's an important one...

      A planet in a sign opposite of the zodiac sign it rules is in the sign of its detriment. So, the Moon rules Cancer but when it's posited in the opposite sign Capricorn, it's in the sign of its detriment.

      Planets and points in the sign of their detriment are said to be in a poor and even very bad condition because of their own actions. The Moon in Capricorn may point to a person in your life or environment (also depending on its house position and the house it rules) who fits this picture. In the natal chart, a planet/body in its detriment operates on a more mental/emotional level. The Moon in Capricorn tends to worry more than is necessary and is often too self-conscious. Also, it has to learn to express emotions in an acceptable and appropriate manner.

      A planet in the sign opposite the sign of its exaltation is said to be in fall. The Moon is exalted in Taurus and thus in its fall in Scorpio. Planets in fall are weak but it's not their own fault. Planets in fall work out more on a physical level (illness and injuries).

      Planets in fall or detriment often show unhappy, ill, sad people and/or nasty experiences but the outcome may still be good if the dispositors are good.

      It's not all that easy and lots has to be taken into account before knowing what the Moon in Capricorn in your chart represents!

  10. QUESTION:
    What happens when the moon orbit reaches maximum distance from the earth?
    Will it only be possible to see the moon from one side of the earth? Will the tidal bulge remain in one place? Will the bulge be smaller than now since the moon will be further away or bigger since there will be no back and forth tide and the moon can just keeping pulling all the water in one direction?

    How long will it take for moon to reach maximum orbit distance?

    • ANSWER:
      Q: How long will it take for moon to reach maximum orbit distance?
      A: Never

      According to Wikipedia, "the Moon's distance to the Earth increases by 38 mm per year." The mechanism: the "gravitational coupling" between the Moon and the Earth drains "angular momentum and rotational kinetic energy" from the Earth and adds angular momentum to the Moon. Thus, earth's spin and orbit slows down while the Moon speeds up, lifting "the Moon into a higher orbit with a longer period."

      This slowing down of the Earth and the speeding up of the Moon is trending toward equilibrium, yet it will never reach this equilibrium. "This tidal drag will continue until the spin of the Earth has slowed to match the orbital period of the Moon; long before this could happen, the Sun will have become a red giant." ... So there is no 'maximum distance from the earth', but an ever increasing distance from the earth until the Sun turns into a red giant.

      If the Earth ever DID match the orbital period of the Moon, then yes, you would only be able to see the moon from one side of the earth and the Tidal Bulge would remain in one place (once momentum had sorted itself out). I do not know whether the bulge would be bigger or smaller; it's a good question.

      To reiterate: the moon will never reach the maximum orbit distance (unless your question is 'when will the Sun turn into a red giant?', which will be "in approximately five billion years")

  11. QUESTION:
    How important is the moon to the world?
    I know that the moon, the size of it and the location of it, is important, but how important is it and what would it be like if we had no moon.

    Or, if we had several moons, what would the difference be then?

    Links are welcome, point gaming will be reported.

    • ANSWER:
      The moon stabilizes the wobble of the Earth. Without the moon, the Earths current tilt, about 23.5 degrees, would change more erratically and destabilize the climates. also the moon pulls the tide with the sun without it we wouldn't have waves apart from tsunamis, and if the moon moves away from Earth, Earth will slow and cease to rotate, the weather system will fail, and life as we know it will perish as the earth settles into frozen or baked wasteland. and by the way the moon is slowly moving away from the earth... i think its 1mm a year.

  12. QUESTION:
    How important is the moon to the world?
    I know that the moon, the size of it and the location of it, is important, but how important is it and what would it be like if we had no moon.

    Or, if we had several moons, what would the difference be then?

    Links are welcome, point gaming will be reported.

    • ANSWER:
      Well the moon is the biggest afector of the tides if we were to have several moons the tides could be very drastic and if no moon no tides. Also it is a factor in the weather due to the tides if it did not exsist we are not sure truly what would happen.

  13. QUESTION:
    What moon has an atmosphere with higher pressure than Earth's atmosphere at sea level?
    What moon has an atmosphere with higher pressure than Earth's atmosphere at sea level?

    Answer Earths moon.

    Io, a moon of Jupiter.

    Europa, a moon of Jupiter.

    Titan, a moon of Saturn.

    • ANSWER:
      Titan, a moon of Saturn.

  14. QUESTION:
    How large are days and nights on Moon? Do they also vary in different parts/latitudes?
    I know Moon takes 27.32 days to rotate on its axis. Does this mean that roughly 14 days of Day and 14 days of Night occurs on the Moon?

    • ANSWER:
      The 27.3 figure is how long it takes to complete a rotation relative to the stars.
      The 29.5 figure is how long it takes to rotate relative to the Sun (these figures are different becuase the Moon itself, is also moving during this period).

      But yes, your approximation of 2 weeks of daylight and two weeks of nighttime is a very educated assessment and correct figure.

      The Moon's tilt of its axis is only 1.54 degrees, so day length is negligible at different latitudes.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the moon sign of your closest friends?
    I am a Leo rising, Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon.
    My closest friend currently is a Sun in Leo, Moon in Cancer.
    We have been friends for years and we haven't got into a single argument. We understand each other silences and everything, we are like two peas in one pod. =D

    What is the moon sign of your closest friend?

    • ANSWER:
      From what I hear, Cancer and Pisces are destined to get along well, right~? That's good luck for you guys, having good signs like that. xD

      I'm a Cancer Sun, Gemini rising, and Scorpio moon.. but My closest friend now, is an Aries Sun, Libra Rising, and Capricorn moon. By everything I read, I thought we wouldn't get along at all, but I think the moon somehow saved our relationship. She's always saying that I understand her so easily and loves the affection.. even though I thought it would suffocate her.

  16. QUESTION:
    What will happen when the moon leaves our gravitational pull?
    To my Knowledge, the moon is moving away from earth at about 2.5-3.8 centimeters per year. But what will happen when it gets so far away, it isn't considered our moon anymore? What will happen to the tides? Will we be able to see anything at night? Will humans even live to see this event happen? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

    • ANSWER:
      The rate at which the moon is moving away isn't fixed. It's not falling out of orbit, it's moving into a higher orbit. That requires kinetic energy to be transferred to the moon. the energy comes from a slowing of the earths rotation due to tidal forces. Basically the bulges caused by the moons gravitational pull are constantly pulled a little ahead of the moon by the earths rotation, dragging backward on the earth and flinging the moon a little faster forward.

      The amount of energy transferred relates to haw far away the moon is and the shape of the planet's coastlines. As the moon gets further away the tidal effects will diminish and the rate of energy transfer will drop. The moon can not leave orbit because the amount of kinetic energy in the earth moon system isn't enough to fling it free. Eventually the rate of ascent will drop down so much as to be negligible. The earth will be tidally locked relative to the moon and it will always face the same side of the earth as we spin around the sun.

      The sun will render earth uninhabitable long before then though. Eight billion or so years from now it will likely gobble up Mercury and Venus and possibly the Earth Moon system. Cooking the Earth probably before it even eats Mercury.

      I'd love to give a solid number on how long it would take for the moon to stop moving outward but so far as I can tell in ten minutes of searching the number is too far out from Earth's death dance with the Sun for anyone to bother having counted. Puzzling, I'd expect an interesting number like that to be repeated by autodidacts all over the internet.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between your moon sign and your ascendant?
    what does the moon sign represent?

    i know the ascendant is how you appear and your sun is how you are internally.. so what is moon?

    • ANSWER:
      The Moon sign represents your feelings (emotions) and your personal, inner thoughts. The sign of the zodiac the Moon represents how you manage your feelings (emotions).

  18. QUESTION:
    Why is the moon sometimes visible during the day?
    I mean, when it's like midday and you can see the moon in the sky. Does it mean that there is no moon on the opposite side of the globe, where it is night? That's strange, because I live in Europe and I can often see the moon during the day, but the past few nights, it hasn't been up in the sky at night.

    • ANSWER:
      The moon orbits the earth, the earth and moon system orbit the sun. So when you are on Earth looking at the sky the angle between the Sun and moon varies from 0 degrees (New moon which is invisible) to 180 degrees (full moon) and back again each month. Clearly then when the moon is full it just rises as the sun is setting and sets as the sun is rising. As the moon gets closer to New the moon appears closer and closer to the sun in the sky with the phases varying accordingly.

  19. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between a full moon and a harvest moon?
    Tonight is a full moon, and someone said it was a Full Harvest Moon tonight. Does that just mean tonight is a full moon, or is there something special about this particular one?

    • ANSWER:
      ******WARNING: LONG ANSWER******

      Tonight and tomorrow you can see the Harvest Moon.

      The Harvest Moon is no ordinary full moon; it behaves in a special way. Throughout the year the Moon rises, on average, about 50 minutes later each day. But near the autumnal equinox, which comes this year on Sept. 22nd, the day-to-day difference in the local time of moonrise is only 30 minutes. The Moon will rise around sunset tonight--and not long after sunset for the next few evenings.

      That comes in handy for northern farmers who are working long days to harvest their crops before autumn. The extra dose of lighting afforded by the full Moon closest to the equinox is what gives the Harvest Moon its name. In the southern hemisphere, this week's full Moon behaves in exactly the opposite way: there will be an extra long time between moonrises from one evening to the next.

      Try looking at the Moon tonight when it's rising in the east. You might notice something funny: the low-hanging Moon looks very big. This is a trick of the eye known as the "Moon Illusion."

  20. QUESTION:
    Can I have a detail recipe making Moon Cake?
    Since Moon Cake festival is round the corner, I need a detail process of making moon cake, be it lotus or read bean. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Traditional delicacy for the mid-autumn festivals, commonly known as moon cake festival

      Ingredients

      1 can (17 ounces) Lotus seed paste
      60 g Finely chopped walnuts
      900 g All purpose flour
      115 g Milk powder, dried
      1/2 tsp Salt
      3 Eggs
      115 g Sugar
      115 g Solid shortening, melted and cooled
      1 Egg yolk, lightly beaten

      Method :

      Mix the lotus seed paste and walnut together in a bowl and set aside.

      Using electric mixed, beat eggs on medium speed until light and lemon colored, then add sugar and beat for another 10 minutes or until mixture falls in a thick ribbon. Add melted shortening and mix lightly.

      In the meantime, sift flour, milk powder, baking powder and salt together into a bowl.

      With a spatula, fold in the flour mixture

      Turn the dough out on a board, lightly powdered with flour. Knead for 1 minute until smooth and satiny. Divide dough in half, and roll each half into a log and cut each log into 10 - 12 equal pieces.

      To shape the moon cake, roll a piece of dough into a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured board to make a 4-inch circle approx. 1/8 inch thick.

      Place one heaped tablespoon of lotus seed paste mixture in center of dough circle.

      Fold in the sides to completely enclose filing, press the edges to seal.

      Lightly flour the inside of the moon cake mold. Place moon cake, seam side up, in the mold and flatten dough to conform to shape of mold.

      To dislodge the moon cake, bang one end of the mold lightly on a hard surface.

      Place cake on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining ingredients and brush tops with egg yolk.

      Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree F. oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown, transfer to rack and let cool.

  21. QUESTION:
    What Moon placements need the groups acceptance to feel emotionally secure?
    What Moon placements need to have other peoples support and acceptance when making a decision?

    What Moon placements won't feel emotionally hurt when others don't support them; which Moon signs are the most rebellious?

    What are your Moon placements? And do you need other people to support and agree with you when making a decision in order to feel good about it? Also, add your Mars sign.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Moon in the 7H or 11H. Moon in the 7H will deal with people on an intimate level, whether it's a best friend, husband/wife, or close partnership. Moon in the 11H will deal with people on a social and network level, meaning most friends and people with whom the person comes in contact with.

      2. Moon in Air; but also I would imagine Moon aspects to Saturn and/or Uranus. Moon in the 9H.

      3. I have a Leo moon, in the 6H; it's trine URANUS and square PLUTO and JUPITER. It's not that I needed acceptance from other people when I was young, but when I wanted to do something, and people would tell me I can't, it would hurt me and then I would start to believe it. However, the more I am getting older, I am more confident in my own decisions and making decisions that are right for me.My decisions are not always perfect, however; if someone tells me "no" I don't listen to it. Aries Mars, 1H

      Sidereal: Cancer moon and Pisces Mars

  22. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between Moon Sign and Moon is in a sign?
    My Vedic Birth Chart says my Moon Sign is Cancer, but my Astrolabe Birth Chart says my Moon is in Leo. This is both based on the date of my birth 4231961 and time 1:58pm, in Manila, Philippines. So, which is it? Cancer or Leo?

    • ANSWER:
      Western Astrology (used by Astrolab) is 24 degrees more than the Vedic Astrology
      That is why different moon signs.
      You can choose which method you want to adopt.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between Libra Moon and Libra Rising?
    I am a Pisces Sun with Libra Moon and Taurus Rising, while I have a friend who is Pisces Moon and Libra Rising. What are the differences between my Libra Moon and her Libra Rising, or my Libra Moon and her Pisces Moon? Also, both Taurus Rising and Libra Rising are in Venus, does that mean anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Moon sign is how you feel, Rising sign is how others perceived you.

      So your emotion is like that of a libra's, while people perceived you as a Taurus. (People would perceived your friend as a libra)

      Rising is sort of like a mask. Your sun sign is who you really are.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does the full moon start on late Monday night or Tuesday night?
    I read that there is suppose to be a full moon on Dec. 21st, so does that mean that it will be on late Monday night-at midnight when its officially Tuesday or does it mean that there will be a full moon on Tuesday night?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, ..., all of North America will be able to see it. The Data below is for the Eastern Standard Time zone over the North American Continent. Subtract an hour from the start times of each eclipse event for ever time zone you live west of EST.

      Here are the times for the Eastern Seaboard.

      Moon enters penumbra:2010 Dec 21 00:27:31
      Moon enters umbra:2010 Dec 21 01:32:05
      Start of totality: 2010 Dec 21 02:40:09
      Maximum eclipse:2010 Dec 21 03:16:44
      End of totality: 2010 Dec 21 03:53:22
      Moon leaves umbra:2010 Dec 21 05:01:27
      Moon leaves penumbra:2010 Dec 21 06:05:52

  25. QUESTION:
    Can the moon damage your eyes if looking at it with a strong telescope?
    The moon phases are a direct result of the moons reflection of the sun so can starring at the moon via telescope damage your eyes (even if minimal) ?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No, it isn't anything like luminous enough. The Sun is about 400,000 times brighter than the Moon. The Moon's surface is actually not very reflective, comparable to wet soil. It can be dazzlingly bright, especially when your eyes are used to the dark, which is why many amateur astronomers use moon fliters to dim its light, but it's not dangerous.

  26. QUESTION:
    What will happen if the moon disappears tomorrow?
    What if someday for some reason, the moon were to leave the earth's orbit and disappear into deep space.

    What effect will it have on earth itself? After all, it is only a moon. Should the sun disappears tomorrow, everything will freeze eventually and life will end.

    So what will the effect be on earth if the moon were to leave the earth tomorrow?

    • ANSWER:
      If the Moon disappeared, the Earth would be sent on a path farther out from the Sun or closer in toward it. That would mean that the Earth would cool (or heat) substantially and most lifeforms would die.

      The Earth and Moon orbit a center of gravity that is not too far from the Earth's surface. While the Moon orbits at a distance, the Earth is swung in the opposite direction. At the moment the Moon disappears, the Earth may be cast forward or backward in its orbit and its speed (and orbit distance from the Sun) would change dramatically. Alternatively, the Earth could be cast toward or away from the Sun and its orbit would change then also.

      In any case, humans would be doomed.
      .

  27. QUESTION:
    How can the use of seismic equipment recording “moon quakes” be used to create a model of the moon?
    NASA is sending another voyage to the moon. How can the use of seismic equipment recording “moon quakes” be used to create a model of the moon?

    • ANSWER:
      A 1974 paper by Toksoz,
      "Geophysical Data and the Interior of the Moon,"
      discusses this subject in Section III.
      A velocity structure is deduced from the arrival times of
      waves at the four seismometers that were then active
      on the moon's surface;
      using a hypothesis that S-waves would be attenuated
      in an "asthenosphere" as they are in Earth's case,
      scientists deduced a thick lithosphere, small asthenosphere,
      and pretty thin crust.
      They found that seismic waves are ALL very slow relative
      to those on Earth, and they attributed this to
      an absence of water and the effects of porosity.

      Don't know about more recent findings...

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between an eclipse of the moon and a new moon?
    I don't get it... I thought a new moon was black because the earth was blocking the sun's light from reflecting off the moon. But a couple weeks ago we had an eclipse of the moon, and they said it was because the earth was getting between the moon and the sun. The moon wasn't as black as a new moon. I'm not an astronomer. What's the difference? Thanks!, Paul

    • ANSWER:
      An eclipse of the moon occurs on a full moon day when the earth is in between the sun and the moon.In this condition, the shadow of the earth falls partially on the moon and a part of the earth's curvature can be seen on the moon.This is not happening every time the earth is in between the sun and the moon because the plane of orbit of the moon and the plane of orbit of the earth are different.
      A new moon occurs when the the moon is in between the sun and the earth in which case we see only the unlit face of the moon.So it is dark.Solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day and why it is not happening every time these are in the above order is due to the same reason explained above.

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the best harvest moon game for ds?
    I am planning on buying a new harvest moon game for my ds. The only other harvest moon game i've played is it's a wonderful life for gamecube but i really liked it. I would appreciate if you could tell me the differences between the different ds HM games and which one you like the best. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      well the hm ds games the graphics are a bit different, and you can't visit mineral town, but if you have the game boy Harvest moon friends of mineral town or HM more friends of mineral town, you can put it in the ds and the characters from mineral town will visit forget-me-not-valley on different days.

      The way to buy things for the farm is over the phone now, in ds cute you can by the decor for your house, like the paint and rug. unlike in wonderful life where you start out with a horse you only start out with a cat and dog.

      other things on the game are the same but in this you can hire harvest sprites to help you work the farm. they can fish, feed the animals you buy later, water your plants, pet the animals and milk the cows and gather eggs and even chop wood and gather stone.

      your mission in Harvest Moon Ds and Ds cute, is to save the harvest sprites to rescue the harvest goddess who was turned to stone and the sprites sent into another world. by working every day and meeting certain requirements you save harvest sprites who then help you out. You also have a level on your farm degree.

      of course as in each harvest moon game you can court and get married and have a family, this is basically the same but with new characters since you are in a new place. they have likes and dislikes and the ultimate favorite and the most hated. You trigger different heart events at different levels which is indicated by the heart Gage on the side of the bachelor/•Bachelorettes picture.

      In Harvest Moon IoH you have to make the island prosperous, you can upgrade the roads, your farm and buildings just like in other hm games. build bridges to other parts of the island but the more prosperous the island is the more people who come to live on the island. the harvest sprites don't help you with the farm in this one, the just give you hints here and there. this is also a choice of boy/girl game.

      in the newest hm that is coming out in november its the sequel to HM IoH, it has two new characters and more islands to visit. you can also find more pets to keep on your farm, exotic and domestic alike. some will even help you on the farm. you have to find stones to help save islands. That's as much as I know about this game though I plan on buying it.

      http://www.fogu.com/hm6/forgirl.php?p=n

      here is a site that can tell you more about the games and also will take you to the homepage where you can find the other games which is here

      http://fogu.com/hm/

      I hope this helps.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I find the formulas for spin–orbit resonance between the earth and the moon?
    The moon and earth. Earth day getting longer and Moon orbit around earth getting longer and the moon being thrown away from earth.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you want the equations for how the orbit of the moon has evolved in the past and will evolve in the future? And for the spin of the Moon and the Earth?

      This is a very complex subject and takes much study. You could start with the links below. But be prepared for a year or two of advanced college-level maths.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the centripetal force on the moon compared to the Earth?
    Two identical cars, one on the moon and one on the earth, have the same speed and are rounding banked turns that have the same radius (r). There are two forces acting on each car, its weight (mg) and the normal force (FN) exerted by the road. Recall, that the weight of an object on the moon is about one-sixth of its weight on earth. How does the centripetal force on the moon compare with that on earth?

    • ANSWER:
      the object has the same mass, so the force would be the same.

      it'll need to take the turn slower on the moon, to avoid sliding off the track, because there's less friction between the tires and the track.

  32. QUESTION:
    How much bigger would the moon have to be to make all annular eclipses total?
    Then we can build a wall around the moon to make it bigger. If it was of mylar foil the moon would be brighter as well
    Far King should read the question properly. I wanted the moon to be bigger to make the eclipses total not annular.

    • ANSWER:
      According to Wikipedia, the Moon's minimum angular diameter is 29.3 arcminutes and the Sun's maximum angular diameter is 34.1 arcminutes.
      The Moon would therefore have to be 34.1/29.3 = 1.164 times bigger, ie. just over 16%.
      Its radius is 1737km, therefore the wall would have to be 285 km high in order to make the Moon always cover the Sun at a central eclipse.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is your Moon Sign and what house is in it? How does it effect you?
    Me - Cancer Moon. Self explanatory. Forgot what house it's in.

    What other Moon Signs do you like? I love Aquarius Moons. So laid-back, chill, not a f*cking care in the world.

    • ANSWER:
      Gemini moon, House 6. I'm very expressive. I say whatever is on my mind and I'm very adapting. Most times that's a good thing, sometimes it's a bad thing.

      I like Libra, Leo and Cancer moons most. I'm attracted to each of these signs for some reason. I get on with them good. Libra moons are always pleasant and easy going, Leo moons are always lively and positive, Cancer moons are just unbelievable calm and sweet. I love them. Come to think of it, I'm attracted to Scorpio moons too. I don't know, they just somehow intrigue me (whether they get too emotional on at times or not), I like the conversation and different dynamics of each one of them.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you see the American flag planted on the moon with a good telescope from earth?
    Also, who(how) put the cameras on the moon to tape Armstrong land on the moon?

    Is the flag still on the moon? DId the US leave it there when they left the moon for the sixth time?

    • ANSWER:
      There are more then one US flags on the moon. You will not be able to see any of them with earth bound telescope due to resolution and brightness issues. The camera that videoed Neil is attached to an unfolding arm on the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module).

      I believe (but do not know) that the first flag was planted so close to the LEM that it was knocked silly and then fell over during the launch back to earth / CM.

      I think that the other flags are still upright.

      Quote from "tham 153" ...
      " There is a flag mounted on a flagpole at each of the six Apollo landing sites on the Moon. In addition, the descent stage of the rockets remain on the Moon, and have a flag painted on the side. And the four unmanned Surveryor spacecraft that landed on the Moon before the Apollo flights all have an American flag painted on the side. So there are 16 American flags on the Moon. (Not counting flags on spacecraft that crashed, as there are likely not recognizable.) "

      And don't forget the following provable info...
      Quote from Arbiter007...
      "The laser retroreflector that was left by Apollo 11 is still there and still being used to measure and monitor the Moon's distance from Earth. "

      You won't here the consperacy therorists talk about that handy little mirror stuck to the moon will ya!

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between having a Gemini Moon and Gemini Sun?
    Or just the difference between Moon and Sun signs in general. My friend is a Gemini Sun, and I am a Gemini Moon. I'm just wondering how the Gemini affects our personalities differently.

    • ANSWER:
      overall your gemini moon is your personality, and your friends moon sign is their personality. their gemini sun is there individuality and so is your sun sign. though some feel your sun sign is the personality those closest to you recongnize. (such as close family).
      the gemini moon can be a deceieving person, its an intelligent, clever moon sign to have. they can talk a lot and know what they are talking about. not the most trusted of moon signs unless there is a scorpio mars in the chart. gemini moons have a flightyness about them. they are always alert and are very gemini-like indeed, more so than gemini sun. when the moon is in gemini or gemini on the ascendent, this is when gemini shows its true colours and the real characterisitcs of this sign comes out. im not doubting gemini suns arent intelligent as they are very, but they are not quite as aware or switched on at times as gemini moons. but the most two-faced and deceieving people usually arent just a gemini sun. i would say gemini suns are easier to get along with than gemini moons, but i have my moon in virgo so i would feel this.

  36. QUESTION:
    When walking on the moon, how high is the risk of being hit by falling space rocks?
    The moon is too small to have an atmosphere, so it is unprotected from all the falling space material. Is the moon therefore constantly hit by space rocks?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the moon does have an atmosphere, and EXTEAMLY thin, tiny, very small, negligible atmosphere.

      The chances of getting hit are miniscule, there is virtually no risk. You can see the moon of covered with impact craters, but remember, these happened over the course of billions of years. The chances are very slim, you would have to VERY unlucky to be hit.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the symbolism of the dark side of the moon?
    The moon stands for emotion cause of the waxing and waning, it reflects others light, and it is typically seen as feminine and maternal. Well what is the symbolism for the moon's dark side then?

    • ANSWER:
      The moon's "dark side" is not dark. During the new moon phase, the side of the moon opposite earth is fully in sunshine. However, the moon always presents the same side to earth, so from earth we never see the opposite side of the moon. In that sense it is "dark", meaning hidden. So the symbolism of the "dark side" of the moon is for hidden and mysterious things.

  38. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when the moon is yellow at the dark of night?
    Since I saw the latest full moon the moon is still yellow. I'm assuming it has something to do with the sun?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not yellow, it just looks yellow but it's just a low sky.
      just like when people say "Oh why is the moon bigger tonight?"
      It's not, it's just either a low or high sky.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between ascendant and moon in horoscopes?
    What is the difference between ascendant and moon in horoscopes?
    What does the moon affect?
    How can you accurately find your ascendant?
    How much influence does the moon have in the sun sign?

    I got curious because Every site i visit to find my ascendant says something different

    • ANSWER:
      "What is the difference between ascendant and moon in horoscopes?"

      The Ascendant, or Rising Sign, is the first impression you give off to others when they first meet you for the couple of times, it's sort of like the vibe you give off. It's what people think about you before they REALLY get to know you. It is like the protector of your Birth Chart, it protects who you really are so that no one will know unless you want them too, or they take the time to get to know you. You can keep this up as long as you want. But besides the obvious things it is known for, it also represents part of your personality and how you react to people, situations, etc. . . and helps you reach your highest potential. The sign on the cusp of the 1st House (Ascendant) has the most influence, then the planets in the 1st House and/or conjunct the Ascendant modifies the Sign on the cusp of it.

      For Example: Having the Ascendant in Gemini would usually mean someone who is intelligent and who talks a lot, however, adding Saturn (Planet of Restriction) to the 1st House or Conjunct the Ascendant, will tone the talkative side of Gemini down.

      It also rules the Chart Ruler which is important when it comes to the Aspects it makes to other Planets and the House Placement as well.

      For Example: If you have Ascendant in Cancer, the Moon will be your Chart Ruler so you would have to pay attention to the Moon and the Placement and Aspects is makes to others Planets.

      "What does the moon affect?"

      The Moon is your Emotional needs and how you react to things. It tells you how you handle your Emotions, are you the type to get angry over the small things like and Aries Moon but are ambitious? Or are you more the reserved Scorpio Moon who keeps everything bottled up until you explode? It also represents your relationship with your Mother (So I've heard) and how you and her get along. Some people claim that their Moon Sign has more influence then their Sun Sign, especially if their Moon Sign is in a Water Sign (Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio) or if they are still in their first half of their life (30 Years Old or Younger). This is what the Moon represents.

      "How can you accurately find your ascendant?"

      You will need your accurate time of birth and place you were born in order to know this.

      EdiT:

      "How much influence does the moon have in the sun sign?"

      I don't quite understand the question but if you mean HOW the Moon influences the Sun, well here it goes.

      The Sun is your Ego, it's who you are as an individual and your willpower. The Moon influences the Sun Sign by whatever signs these two are in or if they aspect each other. In general, the Sun and it's placement(s) and aspect(s) have the most influence over you, then the Moon comes next. The Moon can have more influence if it has more aspects and is in a better placement than the Sun.

      For example: A Sun in Leo, which is the best placement for the Sun as it produces a very confident and ambitious person, can be modified by a Moon In Capricorn, which is a quiet emotional person yet ambitious. Basically, the person would be a confident yet quiet and ambitious person. I don't know how else to answer this question besides the way I did.

      I'm not an Astrologer, I just know a few things.

  40. QUESTION:
    If the Moon stops revolving around the earth, will it fall on earth?
    If the Moon stops revolving around the earth, will it fall on earth because now that Centripetal force is absent?
    Nobody has given the convincing answer to the question
    @Abhijeet.... Sun and some other planets has more gravitational force than any earth in the solar system. In that case, moon should drift away and position itself around the orbot of other planets or sun. I hope I am right?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, its kinda hard to imagine the moon stopping its orbit, but I'll try and answer regardless 😛
      The greatest force acting on the Moon would have to be The Earth, so yeah, the Earth would pull the Moon toward it.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is a moon in contrast to a planet and a satellite?
    What is the difference between a moon and a satellite?
    Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      Moon is a natural satellite of a planet( for planet earth) while satellites are human made or in other word artificial satellite. Both revolve a planet.

  42. QUESTION:
    How did the first man on the moon return to Earth?
    Astronomy Question:

    6. After landing on the moon, how did Neil get back to Earth. How did his spacecraft, leave the moon's gravitational pull and make it back back to Earth. How long did it take for the spacecraft to come back to Earth?

    • ANSWER:
      First, Neil Armstrong did not fly to the Moon by himself as your question implies. He was the Commander of Apollo 11, Michael Collins was the Command Module Pilot, and Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot.

      The Lunar Module (LM) that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon in was really two spacecraft, an ascent stage and a descent stage. The LM descent stage stayed on the Moon, the astronauts returned to orbit in the LM ascent stage, the LM ascent stage docked with the Command Module, then the ascent stage was jettisoned and the astronauts returned to Earth in the CM. So the spacecraft that was used to land was not the same one that the astronauts returned to Earth in. The Apollo 11 Command Module is now at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, while the LM is on the Moon where Armstrong and Aldrin left it. The LM descent stage was photographed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter last year.

      As for the timeline, Apollo 11 launched on July 16 1969, landed on the Moon July 20, and returned to Earth on July 24.

  43. QUESTION:
    What part of the Earth was facing the moon when the moon landing of 1969 occurred?
    I just thought of this the other day staring at the moon wondering what if man was there right now. So simply, what places on Earth was the moon facing during Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon. Were those people able to see them using telescopes?

    • ANSWER:
      The lunar landing occurred at 02:56 UTC, and the phase was waxing crescent. A waxing crescent Moon reaches zenith at approximately 3pm, therefore people in the UTC+12:00 time zone would have been most directly facing it.

      To answer your question about telescopes, no, because no one in the world possessed a telescope with an aperture in excess of 100m, or even approaching that. I mean you're talking about an area of glass wider than the length of a Canadian football field. We don't even have that today...

  44. QUESTION:
    Does the moon get closer to to the earth during the winter?
    Does the moon get closer to to the earth during the winter? And is that why there are bigger waves during the winter?

    • ANSWER:
      Waves are caused by the wind, not the moon. The moon causes tides.

      Waves are bigger in the winter due to storms, and the higher winds that come with those storms.

  45. QUESTION:
    What phase would the moon be in about 12 days before a full moon?
    I'm writing a book, and there are twelve days left before the Full moon. I need to know what phase the moon would be in. I need to know soon, because I really want to finish this chapter.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      you may want to keep in mind that a moon in a phase just past new (what you are asking) will set 2-3 hours after sunset, so don't go having your characters looking up and seeing a crescent moon in the middle of the night.

      the moon was actually in the phase you are talking about this past Monday, so go outside and look, it's only two days past that this evening (full moon is on Jan 30th 2010).

  46. QUESTION:
    How to tell the difference between the Moon and Venus when seen from Earth?
    I always thought the white round object in the sky was the Moon until someone told me that you can also see the planet Venus from the Earth and is similar to the moon in appearance. So how am I supposed to know whether it's the Moon or Venus?

    • ANSWER:
      The moon is the biggest object in the night time sky. It appears in various forums.

      Waking Crescent.
      First Quarter.
      Waking Gibbous.
      Full
      Waning Gibbous
      Last Quarter.
      Waning Crescent.
      New.

      Venus looks like a very bright star in the evening and morning skies near the eastern or western horizon.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to tell the difference between the Moon and Venus when seen from Earth?
    I always thought the white round object in the sky was the Moon until someone told me that you can also see the planet Venus from the Earth and is similar to the moon in appearance. So how am I supposed to know whether it's the Moon or Venus?

    • ANSWER:
      The moon and Venus look nothing alike.

      The moon is the big, cratered disc the size of a football which goes through phases over the course of a month. It can also be seen during the day.

      Unlike Venus which only appears as a bright, untwinkling star, often in the early morning or evening and usually close to the horizon.

      If you are using a telescope, Venus is featureless because of the very, very thick atmosphere choking its surface.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why does the moon look closer on some nights and further on others?
    Sometimes the moon looks and also it looks so red too? Whats the explaination for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Because it IS closer on some nights and it IS furtheraway on other nights! The Moon's orbit is not a perfect circle but an ellipse. and as a result its distance from earth varies at different times in the monthly lunar cycle.

      When it is at ts nearest to us it is called perigee. When it is at its furthest from us, it is called apogee. There are 13 perigees and 13 apogees in a year, i.e. one or other of these, once a fortnight.

      This link to a pair of photographs (the Moon at Perigee and the Moon at Apogee) shows you how dramatic the difference can be:

      http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/moon_ap_per.html

      and you can see from the table below for 2007, how the apogees vary from one another, as do the perigees, and the kind of difference in distance involved between the closest perigee and the farthest apogee.

      Perigee............................ Apogee

      .............. ............ ............ Jan 10 404334 km
      Jan 22 366928 km...........Feb 7 404989 km
      Feb 19 361439 km...........Mar 7 405850 km
      Mar 19 357815 km...........Apr 3 406326 km *
      Apr 17 357137 km **........Apr 30 406208 km *
      May 15 359392 km...........May 27 405456 km
      Jun 12 363777 km............Jun 24 404538 km
      Jul 9 368533 km............. Jul 22 404150 km
      Aug 3 368891 km............Aug 19 404620 km
      Aug 31 364173 km...........Sep 15 405644 km
      Sep 28 359419 km...........Oct 13 406489 km *
      Oct 26 356754 km **** ....Nov 9 406670 km ***
      Nov 24 357195 km ** ,,,,,,Dec 6 406234 km *
      Dec 22 360816 km

      KEY
      * approaching the most distant apogee
      ** approaching the closest perigee
      *** most distant apogee of the year
      **** closest perigee of the year

      Looking at the October 26th perigee and the November 9th apogee, you can see how the difference is 50,000 kilometres on top of 356,000 kilometres, a matter of 14%.

      Take a couple of photographs on those two dates, and see the difference for yourself and document it for others!

      The change in apparent size and distance is imperceptible from one day to the next, but viewed a fortnight apart, as I am suggesting, the difference is considerable.

  49. QUESTION:
    How does the moon's phase relate to moonrise and moonset times?
    Does the moons phase have anything to do with when the moon rises and sets?

    • ANSWER:
      Only very roughly you can say:

      - Full Moon rises at evening in east, just when Sun sets in west. Full Moon sets in the morning in west, when the sun again is rising in east.

      - A first quarter moon shall always be visible in the first part of the night. It sets in the west in mid night.

      - A last quarter moon shall only be visible in the morning hours, since it shall rise in east around mid night.

      So it is not exactly correct the moon rises (or sets) every day 50 minutes later. The moon rides along the Ecliptic, and not the Equator. So there are always different times between 2 successive moon-rises (or moon-sets).

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the relationship between the shape of the moon and what time it sets?
    It was recently explained to me in this forum that when I see the full moon at the east end of my street it is rising and when I see the skinny moon at the west end it is setting. ( I usually observe the moon when I am walking my dog around ten pm.) Why don't I ever see the full moon at the west end of the street or the skinny moon at the east end?

    • ANSWER:
      The skinny moon you see is the phase just before or after the new moon. Here the sun and moon are nearly aligned on the same side of the earth so the moon is about to set when the sun does.

      For a full moon, the moon and sun are on opposite sides of the earth so the moon rises in the east as the sun sets in the west.

      You will see a full moon in the west if you got up just before dawn.


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