why must the moon have an uneven surface?
the moon shines because it can reflect light. if it weren’t uneven, it would be a shiny, smooth, spherically-shaped mirror. in that case it would capture the light of the sun in the form of a triangle, where the base of the triangle would lie on the sun and its vertex would lie in the center of the moon. in this way two points arise on the moon’s surface, namely where the straight lines of the triangle intersect the moon’s surface on the way to the center of the moon. consequently, only the part of the light on the moon’s surface lying between the two points would be reflected. but since the moon shines as a complete whole, its surface cannot be flat and smooth.
- why does the moon shine?
- why does the monn not always shine with the same intensity?
- how can the moon reflect light?
- why does the moon sometimes shine only partially?
- when is the sun's light most strongly reflected from the earth to the moon?
- can the moon be a shiny mirror?
- why must the moon's surface be liquid?
- how does a person see the reflection of the sun in the sea?
- does the sun appear to be the same size from all points of the earth that are illuminated by it?
- when does the moon shine particulary strongly?
- how can one determine the volume of the sun without leaving the earth?
- does the moon also shine during the day?
- why does the moon shine as a whole?
- why does the moon have a light surrounding it when the sun is setting?
- why doesn't the moon fall to the earth?
- why does the moon shine more weakly than the sun?
- does water have the shape of a sphere?
- why does the moon sometimes have a shining ring?
- why is the uneven surface of the moon composed of water?
- is the size of the moon in fact due to the expansion of light?
- what happens, when winds agitate the water of the moon?
- why does the eye see the sun as a tiny image in the sea?