Lunar Nature: The Moon and Earth Connection

Although one is a barren rock, the gravitational bond between moon and Earth has resulted in the one influencing life — and lore — on the other since life began.

moon and earth - full moon
From old wives’ tales to scientifically proven effects, the moon makes an impact here on Earth in numerous ways.
moon and bird
You can count the number of birds that fly across a full moon to estimate how many birds are migrating.
luna moth
After coming out of its cocoon, a luna moth lives for one week, never eating, but focused on finding a mate.
canada moonseed
Canada moonseed appears similar to wild grapes, but its pretty berries are dangerous.
canada moonseed berries
Canada moonseed berries contain a single crescent-moon shaped seed. The berries look appetizing, but are dangerous if eaten.
moon and earth - ruffed grouse
The full moon compels the ruffed grouse to "crazy flights."
moon and earth - tide pools
Tide pools during low tide at Slip Point, Clallam Bay, Sekiu, WA.
moon and earth - moonbow
A rare, gorgeous moonbow over Victoria Falls, Africa.

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