The Moon

Duration: 1st June – 30th June 2019
Number of books: 7
Hosted by:Crazy Challenge Connection

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Ever wonder about where the astronauts actually went almost 50 years ago? 

1. Earth’s only natural satellite is simply called “the Moon” because we didn’t know other moons even existed until Galileo Galilei discovered four moons orbiting Jupiter in 1610. The Moon is the brightest and largest feature in the night sky. Venus is second. 
🔭 Read a book with the word MOON in the title (plural or compound word OK, no other variations) – or – a book with a MAIN character who is a scientist (bonus if it’s an astronomer!) (tell us who) – or – a book #1 or #2 in a series (tell us the series)

2. The Moon helps make the Earth a more livable planet by moderating its wobble on its axis and leading to a relatively stable climate. It also causes tides. The Moon was likely formed after a Mars-sized body collided with Earth.
🌙 Read a book with a word containing the letter “X” in the title – or – a book in which a collision of some sort occurs – or – a book that shows an ocean or ocean beach scene on the cover, preferably with waves (show us the cover).Percy Jackson & the Titan’s Curse: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan & Robert Venditti

3. This is, so far, the only place beyond Earth where humans have set foot. Astronauts planted six American flags on the moon, but that doesn’t mean the United States owns it. An international law written in 1967 prevents any single nation from owning planets, stars or any other natural objects in space.
 Read a book where a MAIN character owns property/real estate – or – a book with an American flag on the cover (show us the cover) – or – a book in which a character takes a long trip (briefly tell us the circumstances).Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (Molly and her sisters travel along the Rabbit-Proof Fence)

4. Humans didn’t see the Moon’s far side until a spacecraft finally got there in 1959. The moon rotates once on its axis in about the same time it orbits Earth, so the same side faces us at all times. Regions of the moon’s poles are extremely cold: about -457.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-272 degrees Celsius). Some parts never get sunlight, and these shadowed sections show signs of ice.
🌑 Read a book with at least two of these numbers–2, 4, 5, 6, 7–in the total number of pages (tell us how many pages) – or – a book set in a normally cold climate (tell us where) – or – a book showing ice on the cover (show us the cover)..Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (pp. 296)

5. Once a year the full moon appears 14% larger than usual. This happens when the moon’s egg-shaped (elliptical) orbit reaches the closest point to Earth (perigee). A full moon at perigee is called a “Super Moon.” 
🌕 Read a book showing a FULL moon on the cover (show us the cover) – or – a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found in PERIGEE – or – a book that you considered super (rated 5 stars).In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall

6. Some observers of the Moon see the shape of a person’s face among the visible craters, so stories refer to a mysterious “man in the moon.” Others believe it’s made of cheese because of the cheesy-looking appearance of its surface. 
🌝 Read a book written by a man – or – a book with double EE’s somewhere in the title or author’s name – or – a book in which someone believed something that wasn’t true (briefly tell us the circumstances but use a spoiler tag if appropriate)

7. Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon is often credited with inspiring real-life rocket pioneers. While the novel is science fiction, Verne included a few interesting and accurate predictions. The moon made its film debut in a 1902 black and white silent French film called Le Voyage Dans la Lune (a trip to the moon). And a year before astronauts walked on the moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey told the story of astronauts on an outpost on the moon. Decades later, it is still widely regarded as the best science fiction movie ever made.
🌜Read a book marked SCIENCE FICTION on the main genre page – or – a book translated from another language – or – a book originally published in 2001.Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown


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