The moon is the most visible celestial body in the night sky. It's only 250,000 miles away, and 12 magnificently heroic (and mostly quite good-looking people) have walked on it. They brought back moon rocks and moon dust, and they took photos of Earthrise from the surface of the moon. They mapped its landscape, and its "climate," such as it is. They found out facts about the moon that our primitive ancestors could only begin to guess.
However, civilizations have always had a relationship with the moon, long before we were able to study it properly. That's because the gravitational pull of the moon affects everything on this planet of ours. The tides are produced by the rotation of the two bodies of earth and moon relative to one another, thus affecting the outcome of wars and the trade routes that created civilization. This is how the moon's changing phases have always been something that humanity had to take into account, no matter what we were up to.
It's simply too important to our survival not to. That means that whatever effect the moon is having on us, you better believe that we need to think about it. So let's figure out what it's doing to you!
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