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How does the moon get light from the sun?
The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. This is when the moon is between the sun and the Earth, so that the side of the moon reflecting sunlight is facing away from Earth. In the days before and after a new moon, we’ll see a sliver of the moon reflecting sunlight.
Where does the moon get the most sunlight?
1, 2000, on areas of the moon’s surface at both poles (between 85 and 90 degrees latitude). The area with the highest incidence of sunlight was 89% at the north pole, followed by 86% at the south pole, equating to 324 and 314 days of sunlight a year, respectively.
Do all parts of the moon receive sunlight?
Still, it is evident that both sides of the moon are not so different from each other and receive about the same amount of sunlight. With an understanding of tidal locking and of the science behind lunar phases, the dark side of the moon is no longer the enigma it once was.
Why is moon light white?
When the Moon is low in the sky, you’re seeing its light go through the most atmosphere. Light on the blue end of the spectrum is scattered away, while the red light isn’t scattered. During the day, the Moon has to compete with sunlight, which is also being scattered by the atmosphere, so it looks white.
How sunny is it on the moon?
Daytime on one side of the moon lasts about 13 and a half days, followed by 13 and a half nights of darkness. When sunlight hits the moon’s surface, the temperature can reach 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 degrees Celsius). When the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus 280 F (minus 173 C).
Where is the best place for a moon base?
Therefore, local resources will govern where the base should be located. Woerner’s idea is to start building on the far side of the Moon – the face that always points away from Earth. China also thinks this would be the best location.
Why is the moon white?
Why is there no light on the Moon?
Unlike a lamp or our sun, the moon doesn’t produce its own light. The light reflects off old volcanoes, craters, and lava flows on the moon’s surface.