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Originally posted by TheoOne
Well, I'd like to see John Lear reply to this thread, then.
If there is nothing that's environment-wise on the moon, then it could've been something different. I don't think I can guess anything that looked non-natural, but from what I saw, only leaves me the guess of clouds. Weird.
Originally posted by sherpa
Ok, this may help:
NASA Admits to Storms and Dust Clouds on the Moon
Here is the thread:
It cant be clouds. There is not atmosphere on the moon,
Lunar Atmosphere Data Sheet
Diurnal temperature range: >100 K to
Originally posted by johnlear
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Thanks for the input and Happy New Year
It is a very common belief that the moon has no atmosphere but in fact it does.
I think what you meant to say was that although the moon has an atmosphere it is not dense enough to breathe. Yes?
[Again, this is a common belief but in fact the moon has water vapor in the form of clouds and fog mostly on the far side but occasionally on the near side, and this fact has been reported by many astronomers over the past several hundred years.
This is another common misconception. Although there is wind it is very light. Here is a photo of an explosion that took place on the moon, a photo of which was taken by the Lick Observatory in January 1946.
Ah! A meteorologist! But not a lunar meteorologist I take it? (Only hypothesized from your distinct lack of information about the moon). .
(the moon does not rotate)
The Moon, of course, rotates--at the same speed as it orbits the Earth. So, in the 27.32 days it takes the Moon to go around Earth, the Moon also spins about its axis one full revolution. That's why we always see the same face of the Moon.
I disagree with that, the only way water exists on the moon is in the form of ice within craters, near the polar regions.
The atmopshere is not dense enough to sustain water vapour thick enough to appear as cloud or fog. I just cant see the moon having supersaturated air required to form fog
Yeah you got me there to. I forgot about solar wind and statically charged particles.
As for the types of wind we have on earth, I dont think its possible on the moon. There are a couple of factors that drive our wind on a global scale, like the earths rotation (the moon does not rotate), pressure belts which I am not too sure of on the moon, and the the differential heating between the equator and poles.
Yep thats right! Unfortunantly they didnt have a course on lunar meteorology. It was an educated hypothesis to, but I wish there was some actual weather studies done on the moon, that would be interesting.
So........would that just be me or not? Can you be able to notice planet/satellite's weather from this distance, like between earth and moon if you take a long & hard look at it, or without carefully observing?