Lunar Eclipse Stuns Photographers, Sparking Curiosity about the Moon’s Origin and Composition

Science Spotlight: The Moon

On Monday, March 25th, a breathtaking lunar eclipse occurred. Our intern, Alexandra, along with her sister Ariana, seized the opportunity to capture stunning photos of the moon using their telescope. The pictures turned out so amazing that one of them was even used in this thumbnail. Thanks to Ariana for her incredible shots!

While the moon is a beautiful sight to behold, how much do we really know about it? The moon was formed as a result of a collision that took place around 4.5 billion years ago. Interestingly, Earth is not the only planet in our solar system that has moons. Jeff St. Clair has more information about this topic.

Here are some discussion questions to think about:

1. What do you believe the moon is composed of?

2. Have you ever observed the moon during the day? If so, what did you notice?

3. If given the chance to travel to the moon, what items would you choose to bring along with you?

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