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The moon photographed on 2020-08-03 by Archituv.

The moon is the only natural satellite orbiting Earth. The moon masses approximately 1.2% that of Earth even though it has a density 60.6% that of Earth. The moon orbits with a semi-major axis of 384399 kilometers, an eccentricity of 0.0549, and a synodic period of about 29.5 solar days on Earth. The moon may be visible from Earth's surface both night and day. Whiteish light reflected from its surface regolith offers some minimal visibility for homo sapiens at night when visibility is otherwise very poor for them, making nights with a full moon seem supernatural.



Baltakatei history


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Moon”. (n.d.). The Met. Accessed 2023-04-15. Archived from the original on 2020-10-17. “Draper, a physician and professor of chemistry at New York University, was the first to produce a successful daguerreotype of the moon. On March 16, 1840, he wrote in his laboratory notebook, "This evening I exposed a prepared plate to the moonbeams which had been conveyed by a double convex lens." In this plate, a halo-like vignette encircles the image of the moon, creating a crescent shape that evokes the lunar phases. Despite his accomplishment, Draper’s efforts received only modest recognition from his contemporaries; until recently his lunar daguerreotypes were believed to be lost.”
  2. Micah Messenheimer; Natanson, Barbara Orbach. (2021-07-22). ““A step out of and beyond nature”: Picturing the Moon”. Library of Congress Blogs. Accessed 2023-04-15. Archived from the original on 2021-07-22. “Successful photographs of the moon using the daguerreotype process would not be made until over a dozen years later, when the celebrated Boston portrait photographer John Adams Whipple sought the assistance of Harvard astronomer William Cranch Bond and his son, George Phillips Bond. Using the college observatory’s Great Refractor telescope, they captured the sphere in its waxing gibbous phase on March 14, 1851. ... Whipple’s daguerreotypes won a medal for excellence at the 1851 Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London, which lauded their role in starting “a new era in astronomical representation.” The views were extremely popular and drew crowds as they toured across Europe, despite scientific quibbles that the photographs were not as accurate as drawn and engraved renderings observed with the human eye.”.
  3. Mike Wall. (2022-06-24). “Rogue rocket's moon crash site spotted by NASA probe ”. space.con. Accessed 2023-09-06].
  4. Andrew Jones. (2023-03-10). “Boom! Japanese astronomer catches meteorite smashing into the moon (video)”. Accessed 2023-09-04. Archived from the original on 2023-09-01.
  5. Sibu Kumar Tripathi (editor). (2023-03-14). “Japanese astronomer films meteorite crash into the Moon | Video”. India Today. Accessed 2023-09-04. Archived from the original on 2023-03-15.
  6. Daichi Fujii. (2023-02-24). “私の観測史上最大の月面衝突閃光を捉えることができました!2023年2月23日20時14分30.8秒に出現した月面衝突閃光を、平塚の自宅から撮影した様子です(実際の速度で再生)。なんと1秒以上も光り続ける巨大閃光でした。月は大気がないため流星や火球は見られず、クレーターができる瞬間に光ります。”. Accessed 2023-09-04. (en: I was able to capture the largest lunar impact flash in my observation history! This is the footage of the lunar impact flash that appeared on February 23, 2023, at 20:14:30.8, taken from my home in Hiratsuka (played back at actual speed). It was a massive flash that lasted for more than one second. Since the moon has no atmosphere, you can't see meteors or fireballs; it lights up at the moment a crater is formed).
  7. Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac”. (1992). ISBN: 0-935-702-68-7. “12.11 Astronomical Basesof Calendars”.