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Full Moon Phenomenon

  • Date Submitted: 05/26/2011 06:08 AM
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1. The Moon has been a source of unceasing mystery and speculation since the dawn of time, casting its shadow into the customs of many lands. The Moon has been the stuff of poetry, magic, romance and enchantments. Virtually thousands of beliefs and legends have evolved around the moon throughout history, encompassing its shifting faces and aspects. She has always been that elusive silvery disc, seemingly just beyond touch, looking down on man's endeavors, yet always changing. What is it about the moon that makes it so intriguing, so mysterious? Though its impossible to cover the all the facts, myths and legends surrounding the moon and its various phases however, I will make an endeavor to highlight few important facts and myths related to only full moon.
2. To apprise you with the Full Moon Phenomena
3. Sequence that I will follow is as flashed:-
a. What is full moon and full moon phenomena.
b. Full moon and its effects on tides.
c. Myths, Legends and Folktales associated with full moon.
4. What is Full Moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. As the moon moves behind the Earth, more of the moon will appear illuminated in a cycle called “waxing.” When the moon is all the way behind the Earth, the sun's light will completely illuminate the visible side of the moon, making it look like a large white disc in the sky. As the moon moves around to the front of the Earth again, the visible disc shrinks, in a process referred to as waning, until the moon appears totally dark because the illuminated portion faces away from Earth. Though, full moon affects the formation of tides however, phenomenon relates to effect of full moon on human being, which is more of a myth then reality.

Full Moon and Its Effects On Tides
4. Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun...


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