Did you know that the moon has an effect on our tides? With its gravity, it draws water from the oceans creating the tides. There are “two climbs,” as Hannah Pang points out in her book Geoplaneta, 2018). The land rotates on its own axis once every 24 hours, we move between the two rises every 12 hours, which means that we have two high and two low tides a day.
What do we see?
You may already know what the shapes of the moon are, yes, but no, let’s shed some light. The dark areas we see on the moon are rocky craters that were created by large meteoroids that melted parts of the moon’s surface by colliding with it. Some of them were filled with volcanic lava creating these areas that we see today 3,400 and 1,000 million years ago. These craters were initially confused with seas.
The clear areas are lunar mountains, there are currently 18 mountain ranges and many valleys. The highest point is the Selenean summit, 10,786 meters high.
Types of moon
There are many types of the moon, or it has many faces. For example, the ‘Harvest Moon,’ the closest full moon to the autumn equinox, which marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. The full moon of autumn rises at sunset, in fact, the harvest moon was a very useful ancestral because it helped farmers in the harvest.