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"Moon highest in winter."[edit]

Unclear statement. Which hemisphere's winter? Needs to be clarified. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:06, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Both. A high winter moon in the Northern hemisphere is a low summer moon in the Southern hemisphere and vice versa. Double sharp (talk) 01:58, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
... but the moon doesn't know which season we are having here on earth. I've changed the sentence to say "northern winter" which I assume was what was intended. Would it be better to specify the month? Dbfirs 08:10, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
No, it is highest in each hemisphere's winter. The moon appears to take a different path in the sky depending on latitude. As for the direction, you will of course see it looking south in the northern hemisphere and looking north in the southern hemisphere, just like the Sun. Double sharp (talk) 23:56, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
I was struggling to understand the geometry of your claim, but I now realise that it is true of the full moon when it is opposite the sun which is when we observe it most often, so I now partially agree with the original statement. May we add "full moon"? Dbfirs 06:36, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I think that would be a good clarification. Double sharp (talk) 07:24, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
...which I notice was already there, so I think we're fine now. Thank you! Double sharp (talk) 07:29, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
... sorry, so it was. I must learn to read more carefully! Dbfirs 09:46, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Does not give the moons escape velocity[edit]

escape velocity#List_of_escape_velocities has it, as 2.38 km/s. - Rod57 (talk) 10:13, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@Rod57: The data was already there, but the parameter name in the infobox was wrong, so that it didn't show up before. I've now corrected it and it's showing up now. Double sharp (talk) 12:10, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Density relative to Io grammar[edit]

"The Moon is after Jupiter's satellite Io the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known."

I think that should read: "The Moon is, after Jupiter's satellite Io, the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known."

But I could be wrong and anyway I don't have an account96.241.219.200 (talk) 05:19, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Editors from IP addresses are welcome to make edits here. I would reverse the sentence and write: "Amongst those satellites in the Solar System whose densities are known, the Moon is the second densest, after Jupiter's satellite, Io. Dbfirs 05:39, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Nothing on moonrise & moonset[edit]

... and their position. Has astronomical, as well as cultural importance. Arminden (talk) 16:37, 18 July 2018 (UTC)!&qlnk=True&fcoid=114&fcop=topnav&fpid=27&om_nextpage=True[edit]

i have known from what is represented in the media that the moon is moving towards the sun effectively due to its greater mass

i think it would be beneficial to mine the kuiper belt and bring back some material to the pacific tectonic plate to improve the earths gravitational pull on the moon

there are representations of these concepts in a thought provoking game called EVE ONLINE

2A02:C7D:DE7B:6100:7942:F7A1:C6FE:BD8C (talk) 10:19, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

The Moon is not moving nearer the sun because of its greater mass, you have gotten incorrect information from your media, so no worries. But your solution idea is quite interesting. Randy Kryn (talk) 10:34, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

the moon is purple — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:16, 24 August 2018 (UTC)