11 Secrets of The Moon (Part 5)

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3 The Moon’s Birth

Where did the Moon originated from? To cut the long story short we don't know for sure. In any case, science can risk and make a few suggestions.

There are five fundamental speculations about the starting point of the Moon. The Fission Theory states that the Moon used to be a piece of our planet that was isolated at some early phase of Earth's history. In this case the Moon can probably belong to the Pacific Ocean territory. The Capture Theory claims that the Moon was quite recently travelling through the universe until our gravitational field got it. Another hypotheses say it was combined from a bundle of space rocks or the remaining parts of Earth's encounter with an unknown planet approximately Mars-sized.

At present, the most trustworthy origin of the Moon is the Ejected Ring Theory, which is also called Giant Impact Theory. It states that a proto planet (the planet on the level of creation) called ‘Theia’ crashed into Earth creating the mass of debris that resulted into the Moon after compression by the influence of gravity.

2 The Moon And Sleep

The Moon's influence on Earth can't be denied. Nonetheless, its impact on people keeps up discussion time after time. Lots of people think that the full Moon draws out the weirdest conduct in individuals, despite the fact that science hasn't offered a convincing confirmation to this claim. There is one thing science can confirm for sure. It relates to the Moon and its ability to upset our sleep cycles.

The University of Basel in Switzerland conducted the research with volunteers that approved that the phases of the Moon not only influence but trouble human rest cycles According to the test - the most horrible night's rest people had typically during the full Moon. To make it clearer, this result could clarify the entire full Moon craziness hypothesis. If nobody can get a decent night's rest through the full Moon, it is logical that during such nights lots of unusual things can happen just because people are not sleeping.

1 Moon Shadows

The first two people on the surface of the Moon made an amazing conclusion after they had observed their shadows being on the Moon. It turned out to be way darker than the usual shadow that we see on the Earth, because the Moon almost has no atmosphere. All the things that didn’t have the direct sunlight were totally black, so if their feet were in the shadow the astronauts couldn’t see it.

After a certain period, they got used to shadows, though it was still strange to see the drastic change between the sunlit areas and shadows. However, everything was becoming more and more interesting, when they had found out that their own shadows had halos. Later it was explained by the double effect that happens when a particular angle is under the Sun.

The shadows play on the Moon surface led to lots of inconveniences during the Apollo missions. The astronauts were unable to normally take samples or do the tasks because they couldn’t see anything in their own shadows. They had hard times landing on the particular territory as it seemed to be a steep just because the shadow made it look like a gap.