By Marilyn Singer
Contributor note: Illustrated by way of Julia Cairns
A children's publication takes readers on a whirlwind journey of the area to find an awesome number of complete moon celebrations, ideals, customs, and proof. We'll stopover at India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and lots of extra areas.
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Lunar seas are actually large, dark plains of solidified lava from ancient volcanic eruptions. ” CoRAL sPAwNING Caribbean Sea, near Curaçao A single coral is a polyp—a small, tube-shaped animal that attaches itself to an underwater surface. Coral polyps typically live in colonies. Some species make hard outer cases, with the living polyps building theirs on top of dead coral cases, or skeletons, to create a reef. Around the time of the full moon from August through October, in the Caribbean Sea near the island of Curaçao, several types of corals spawn— they send into the water tiny, round, pink-colored packets containing both male and female cells.
Nothing remains of the temple today except a single column. sUkkot Haifa, Israel Traditionally, farmers harvested their crops by the light of the full moon, so there are many full moon harvest festivals held in late summer or early fall. The Jewish harvest festival is Sukkot—the Feast of Tabernacles, or Booths, which commemorates the forty years the Israelites spent wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. At this annual holiday, which usually occurs in September, depending on the Hebrew lunar calendar, people put up and decorate a booth called a sukkah.
The shivering campers howl by the fire. “Tonight, watch out for werewolves! ” Woo-ah! Woo-ah! The real wolves warn in the silvery woods. “Tonight, watch out for Two Legs. ” Thinking About Phobos International Space Station Can you picture a full moon rising not once, but three times in one day? He can. Staring out the space station window at Earth’s majestic moon, he thinks of Phobos, Mars’s misshapen satellite, racing, racing around the Red Planet. One day, millions of years from now, that crazy Martian moon will crash—baboom!