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written by David Stern
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.
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- Solar System
= Mars
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
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- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
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© 2004 David P. Stern
Apollo, Earthshine, air loss, crater, libration, month, moon, phases of the moon, tides
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Metadata instance created May 6, 2004 by David Stern
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July 9, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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July 19, 2004
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Stern, D. (2004, July 19). The Moon: the Distant View. Retrieved December 4, 2023, from
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Stern, David. The Moon: the Distant View. July 19, 2004. (accessed 4 December 2023).
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Stern, David. The Moon: the Distant View. 2004. 19 July 2004. 4 Dec. 2023 <>.
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