Download e-book for iPad: A Full Moon Is Rising by Marilyn Singer

By Marilyn Singer

Contributor note: Illustrated by way of Julia Cairns
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A children's booklet takes readers on a whirlwind travel of the realm to find an awesome choice of complete moon celebrations, ideals, customs, and proof. We'll stopover at India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and lots of extra locations.

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Rain coming. It’s impossible to see the moon. But she knows it’s up there, with that special dimple. She’s seen its picture— Garavito crater, named for her favorite astronomer, and from her country too. She thinks, One day they’ll name a crater after me. She hopes, Or better yet, a new lunar sea. Coral Spawning Caribbean Sea, near Curaçao Time to check the wet suits, flippers, goggles, tanks. Time for the countdown rung by this fat moon. In two days, or four, or perhaps a few more, the sea will explode with tiny pink packets: the coral will spawn.

Oh, the moon,” she says. ” But what a moon! Between the skyscrapers, it takes a bow. ” it proclaims. ” ABOUT THE POEMS BRoADwAY mooN and BRoADwAY mooN AGAIN New York City, USA In cities such as New York, it is sometimes hard to see—or notice—the moon, especially in the early evening. Tall buildings can block the view. In addition, people don’t often look at the sky. When they do glance up, they usually focus on a brightly lit building or an electronic sign instead. Too much of this artificial light makes it difficult to view the stars.

Phobos, the larger of Mars’s two small moons, is irregularly shaped. It orbits close to Mars’s surface, racing around the Red Planet every seven and a half hours—three times in one Earth day. Phobos is a doomed moon. It is being pulled toward Mars, and in anywhere from ten million to one hundred million years, it will break up or, more likely, crash into the planet. Among the many things scientists in the International Space Station are studying is whether we earthlings will ever be able to live on Mars—and perhaps see Phobos up close.

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