By Marilyn Singer
Contributor note: Illustrated by way of Julia Cairns
A children's booklet takes readers on a whirlwind journey of the realm to find an grand number of complete moon celebrations, ideals, customs, and evidence. We'll stopover at India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and plenty of extra areas.
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At present, several countries are planning future missions and building new space vehicles to take people back to the moon. If they succeed, who will be the next person to set foot on the lunar surface? LUNAR eCLIPse A Village in Mali A lunar eclipse occurs when a full moon passes through the earth’s shadow and the rays of the sun are blocked from reaching the moon’s surface. The moon becomes visible again as it moves out of the earth’s shadow and the sun’s rays strike it. Throughout the world, there are many myths about lunar eclipses, including the idea that a dragon has eaten the moon.
That is when the earth, moon, and sun are aligned and the sun’s gravitational pull is added to the moon’s. The world’s highest tides are in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. More than 110 billion tons (100 billion tonnes, or metric tons) of seawater rush in and out of the bay twice daily. During a full moon, the water may rise more than 50 feet (15 meters). The bay’s funnel-like shape and the rocking motion of that great amount of rushing water account for the height of the tides. tHe temPLe oF ARtemIs Ephesus, Turkey Many cultures have lunar gods and goddesses.
Families gather outside at night to sky watch, light lanterns, and eat special foods, particularly moon cakes. These flaky pastries are often filled with red bean or lotus seed paste and a golden egg yolk that resembles the bright moon. tHe CAmeL FAIR Pushkar, India The Pushkar Camel Fair is a five-day celebration attended by more than 200,000 people and 50,000 camels. It is held around Kartik Purnima— the full moon day during the month of Kartik, which usually corresponds to October or November, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar.
A Full Moon Is Rising by Marilyn Singer