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The only natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun. Use this tag for questions about the moon specifically in any regard, and for questions about the lunar landings.

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Can the US flags on the Moon be seen by terrestrial telescopes?

Telescope manufacturer, Celestron, claims on their blog: Can we directly see the flags on the Moon with an Earthbound telescope? The answer is no. The largest of the American flags on the Moon is the ...
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Was the flawless execution of code used as motivation for moonlanding denial?

In this video around 2:25 on programmer stereotypes it is mentioned in the part named female programmers that the code Margaret Hamilton wrote for the Apollo mission was so flawless that some use it ...
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Did China's Chang'e 5 land before November 30th 2020?

This video came out a couple hours ago (around UTC 9pm 2020-11-29), showing China already landed Chang'e 5. Is this video real? I find it hard to believe because I could not find sources confirming ...
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Is there only one photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

Christie's is a famous auction house. In their press release and marketing material, Christie's Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martrin-Malburet Photograph Collection, you can find the following ...
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Does the moon have all these powers? [duplicate]

Today, I was talking with a coworker and I was surprised to see that she strongly believe that: When the moon is closer to the earth, hair grows faster. The moon influences when a woman (or person ...
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Do a majority of people believe the moon landings were faked?

A recent breakfast TV slot on the UK's ITV pitted a cosmologist against a believer that the Apollo moon landings were faked. I don't think the cosmologist did a good job of showing what sorts of ...
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Did US flags on the moon turn white?

This image is circulating on Facebook. All American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun Great, now it looks like the French went there... Did the US flags on the ...
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Is this an accurate graph re lunar dust from Apollo? [closed]

http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/import/2014/Hsu%20and%20Horanyi%20Graph%20AJP.png?itok=OSqMRad6 This graph shows the observed trajectory of lunar rover dust ...
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Did NASA have a simulator to practice the moon landings?

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/road2apollo-16.html With floodlights shining down to simulate lunar light and the base modeled to resemble the lunar surface, 24 astronauts practiced ...
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Do moon-landing deniers exist? [closed]

I think it's a reasonably well-established fact that from 1969 until 1972 a total of twelve human beings have walked on the moon. Taking into account the fact that the technology to fake the moon ...
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Did Buzz Aldrin take communion of bread and wine on his first landing on the moon?

According to this BBC article of 2017-02-17 the first liquid to be drunk on the surface of the moon was wine It cites as source this The Guardian article of 2012-07-13, describing Buzz Aldrin ...
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Is this a genuine photo of the supermoon over Gdańsk?

Photo from this page: http://www.rmf.fm/magazyn/news,6902,wiekszosc-polakow-podziwialo-wczoraj-ksiezyc-zobaczcie-piekne-zdjecia.html It's on a reputable site which claims that it is a genuine photo ...
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Does the 'super-moon' have a measurable effect on probability and magnitude of earthquakes?

On the 14th of November 2016, the moon is both full, and is on its closest approach to Earth, causing its largest appearance size until 2033. Citation This large appearance gives it the 'super-moon' ...
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What is happening in this photo? [closed]

Yesterday I saw the following photo in a book, which is taken during the Apollo 12 mission: I see at least some significant odd things about this picture: Why the directions of shadows do not ...
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Did an Indian king claim to witness the moon split?

Muslims claim that the moon split done by Mohammad 1400 years ago is documented in an old manuscript in the India Office Library, London, with reference number: Arabic, 2807, 152-173. Source: The ...
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Do Qur'an verse counts correspond to the moon landing date and take-off time from the surface of moon?

There are claims that not just the event itself, but the time of the first moon landing coincided with a prophecy about the moon in the Qur'an. This page claims a match with the year 1969: One of ...
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Should I refrain from putting my clothes to dry outside on a full moon?

This website (French) explains: N'étendez jamais votre linge de couleur un soir de pleine lune. En effet, ces nuits sont plus froides que les autres et font poindre une rosée contenant du peroxyde ...
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Is the moon artificial?

I have some friends claiming that the moon is an artificial satellite, put in place recently. (I've already read the Is the moon young? question.) Apart from the age, the usual "evidence" given by ...
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Was the mileage of the Apollo spaceships 7 inches to the gallon for their moon flights?

According to this Facebook post apparently by Buzz Aldrin, "[Apollo]'s mileage to the moon was 7 inches to the gallon." If the moon is 250,000 miles away, that seems to come out to 2.2 * 10^9 ...
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What formula gives the solunar periods of the Solunar Theory? [closed]

Disclaimer This is a precursor to the question "Is the solunar theory real?" - which I'm hoping to answer. So I fully understand if you don't believe that the question lives up to the forum's ...
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Did a Jewish rabbi precisely calculate the duration of the full moon cycle 1800 years ago?

Attempting to prove to me that Judaism is the only true religion, a friend of mine read to me from a book titled, The Coming Revolution, that the Zohar (a 2nd/3rd century CE commentary on the Torah ...
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Did astronauts leave footprints on the moon?

Our Young-Earth Creationist physics teacher stated that he does not believe that man actually stepped on the moon. That topic has been well covered here. One of his arguments, however, was that ...
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Is our moon moving away from earth?

I was reading articles on the Moon and I came across this article which states that the Moon moves away from Earth at the rate of 2.5 CM/Year whereas in the other article it states that it moves away ...
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Did Neil Armstrong find aliens on the moon?

There is a story told in Timothy Good's book Above Top Secret: The Worldwide U.F.O. Cover-Up and repeated by The Examiner and Global Paranormal in which Neil Armstrong saw aliens on the moon, and ...
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Does a waning moon have a positive influence on recovery after surgery?

After seeing my GP about a wart on my knee she suggested that any removal should be done while the moon is waning in order to improve recovery. This sounded, to put it mildly, odd to me. Have there ...
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Does the phase of the Moon affect human sleep patterns?

From The Economist - "Lunacy? People do not sleep easy on nights when there is a full Moon": And the answer was “yes”, the phase of the Moon does affect human sleep patterns, even when the human ...
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Did the moon's tidal effect sink the Titanic?

I came across an absurd title on MailOnline, "Did the MOON sink the Titanic? Freak tides caused icebergs to fill shipping lanes 100 years ago," where a claim is made: The 'once-in-many-lifetimes' ...
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Making photo of apollo from earth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has man walked on the Moon? Is it possible to see the Apollo landing station, US flag, footprints, moon rovers from Earth or from space (from Earth orbit, e.g. with the Hubble ...
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What percent of time is a rocket to the moon on the right trajectory?

I heard the following quote: "A rocket to the moon spends only 7% of the time on the correct course, the rest of the time it is off course and needs to be corrected and put back on course." This is a ...
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Are farmers' lunar almanacs effective?

Lunar farmers' almanacs are calendars which give advice on agriculture based on the phase of the moon. One such example is this site: The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined ...
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Are there more mushrooms during full moon?

A couple of autumns back, I frequently went wild mushroom forraging, initially with my Basque father-in-law, who I think had been mushrooming pretty much all his life. He explained and showed how ...
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Is Islam based on a moon worshiping cult?

I've heard this claim many times, mostly from anti-Islamic sources such as this one. Basically, they attempt to refute the way Islam views itself as an "Abrahamic" faith that is basically a newer ...
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Do people with mental illnesses feel the effect more during the full moon?

I have heard many times before that people with mental disorders become hyperactive during the full moon. I have never believed it, but has there been any scientific study carried out to prove it one ...
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Is wood harvested during a full moon ("moon wood") better for musical instruments?

Related: Is there any evidence to support the benefits of lunar planting? (LINK) A couple years ago, I first ran across something called "moon wood," described as follows (SOURCE): ...
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Does planting during different lunar phases affect growth?

I have recently had some potatoes that were said to benefit from being planted at an advantageous time because of the lunar cycle. I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently "it is quite ...
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Did Bill Nye get booed by a room full of Texans for saying that the moon reflected the suns light?

Did Bill Nye get booed by a room full of Texans for saying that the moon reflected the Sun's light instead of coming from God? This is a well-known internet rumour. Is there any evidence proving/...
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Do hair and grass grow slower if you cut them during waning moon?

My father told me that if you cut hair or garden grass during waning moon, they will grow slower. Is it true?
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Is the human menstrual cycle related to the lunar cycle?

I've heard that the female menstrual cycle follows a pattern of the lunar cycle, mostly as an evolutionary adaptation so that menstruation (and hence detectability by predators because of the smell of ...
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Is the Moon young?

According to Dr. Thomas G. Barnes the Moon is much younger than claimed by the mainstream scientific community, by many orders of magnitude. The Giant impact hypothesis, one of the primary ...
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What is the reason that the moon appears larger on the horizon?

According to the Wikipedia article Moon illusion, it has apparently been "proven" that the moon's larger appearance at the horizon is, indeed, an illusion, and not a magnification of some kind. I ...
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Has man walked on the Moon?

Is there any concrete, solid proof of this space odyssey? Is there a way that I personally have a look a it? Let's say, with a nice telescope ?
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Are more crimes committed during a full moon?

It is a common belief that more crime is committed during a full moon. I rationalised this by assuming criminals used the increased moon light to aid them in their criminal activities with out really ...
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Do men have a monthly cycle?

I recall reading an article, many years ago, in the New Scientist concerning a study into the effect of the lunar cycle on men. It was suggested that some men showed a physical response, such as a ...
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Are more babies born during full moons?

I've heard from multiple sources -- a simple google search will confirm -- that significantly more babies are born during full moon periods. Are there any studies supporting or disputing the ...
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