6th Grade
Rental Center

Moon

 

It would take hundreds of thousands of moons to equal the brightness of the sun. According to space.com, the full moon shines with a magnitude of -12.7, but the sun is 14 magnitudes brighter, at -26.7.  The ratio of brightness of the sun versus the moon amounts to a difference of 398,110 to 1. 

The moon also has its on time zone. It is possible to tell time on the moon.  Back in 1970, Helbros Watches asked Kenneth L. Franklin, who for many years was the chief astronomer at New York's Hayden Planetarium, to design a watch for moonwalkers that measures time in what he called "lunations," the period it takes the moon to rotate and revolve around the Earth; each lunation is exactly 29.530589 Earth days.

Interesting things about the moon, but that God created the moon to govern the night is my favorite moon fact; God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. Genesis 1:16.

To govern, to rule with authority, steer, be at the helm of night. For someone like me, who prefers light over dark, it is a comfort to know that God placed the moon in the sky with the power to overcome darkness.

There is never a time when our lives are in darkness. God is always there lighting our way.

 

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Tonight's moon. It is beautiful! God's light!

 

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