Our neighbour in space

The Earth's moon is pretty beautiful isn't it? For thousands of years people have watched it, written poems to it and about it, treated it as a god and dreamed about visiting our closest neighbour in space. It would be awesome (in the full meaning) and humbling to stand on the Moon looking back at our blue-green planet. Just imagine the entire Earth hanging serenely over the lunar landscape like a huge glimmering bauble. So far, only twelve people have been lucky enough to have this privilege, but that may change in the not too distant future. Until we get there, we have to make do with watching the Moon from down here. The view's not bad though.

The Moon
The Moon on 18th December 2005 CREDIT: Stuart

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 18th Dec 2005 (14:27 UTC) | Permalink
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