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This is a series of web pages on the Earth's Moon. It includes information about the Moon as observed by the eye from Earth, its orbital period, its phases, appearance and the reason it always presents one face, There is also material on the Moon as seen through a telescope, Moon landings, and librations of the Moon, the reason more than 50% of it can be observed from Earth. This part of the work "From Stargazers to Starships" that presents physics concepts using space science and an historical perspective. French and Spanish translations are available.
%0 Electronic Source %A Stern, David %D July 19, 2004 %T The Moon: the Distant View %V 2023 %N 4 December 2023 %8 July 19, 2004 %9 text/html %U http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Smoon.htm
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