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Bad Moon Rising: the persistent belief in lunar connections to madness

Over and above Alina Iosif and Bruce Ballon I see the bad moon arising. I see trouble on the way. I see earthquakes... Read More


moon 1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light,... Read More

Moon face

Definition noun The face swelling up into a rounded or moon shape, with large jowls, due to increased fat deposition... Read More

The lunar cycle: effects on human and animal behavior and physiology

The lunar cycle: effects on human and animal behavior and physiology MichaƂ Zimecki Department of Experimental... Read More


Lunar 1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations. 2. Resembling the moon; orbed. 3. Measured by the revolutions... Read More


Eclipse 1. (Science: astronomy) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the... Read More

Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe by P. Ward & D. Brownlee

Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe      ... Read More


Ecliptic 1. (Science: astronomy) a great circle of the celestial sphere, making an angle with the equinoctial of about 23... Read More


Horn 1. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, especially. Of the... Read More

Life in the Universe

 Life in the Universe      ... Read More


Low 1. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low... Read More


Definition noun, plural: steroids Any of the group of fat-soluble organic compounds containing four rings arranged in a... Read More


prime 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary. Prime forests. She was not the prime cause, but I... Read More


rainbow A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colours of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the... Read More


occultation 1. (Science: astronomy) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the... Read More


satellite 1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. The satellites of... Read More


Digit 1. (Science: zoology) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe. The ruminants have the... Read More


Crescent 1. Any figure of the shape of the moon in its first quarter. 2. The figure made by the gray columns or cornua on... Read More


shine 1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun... Read More


orbit 1. (Science: astronomy) The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as,... Read More


protuberance That which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumour on... Read More

Life support systems

Life support systems systems that provide all or most of the items necessary for maintaining life and health. Provisions are... Read More


Illustrate 1. To make clear, bright, or luminous. Here, when the moon illustrates all the sky. (Chapman) 2. To set in a... Read More


tide (Science: marine biology) A situation in which the level of the ocean and associated bodies of water periodically... Read More


Hinge 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc, turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip... Read More


orbit 1. (Science: astronomy) The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as,... Read More


Heaven 1. The expanse of space surrounding the earth; especially, that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or... Read More

The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium

The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium (with AceAstronomy?, Virtual Astronomy Labs Printed Access... Read More


partial 1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial... Read More


star To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems. A sable curtain... Read More


spring 1. To leap; to bound; to jump. The mountain stag that springs From height to height, and bounds along the plains.... Read More


revolution 1. The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or... Read More


1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the... Read More


optical 1. Of or pertaining to vision or sight. The moon, whose orb through optic glass the tuscan artist views. (milton) 2.... Read More


Blank 1. Of a white or pale colour; without colour. To the blank moon Her office they prescribed. (Milton) 2. Free from... Read More


Luna 1. The moon. 2. (Science: chemistry) silver. (Science: chemistry) luna cornea, a very large and beautiful American moth... Read More


menstruum Origin: L. Menstruus. See Menstruous. Any substance which dissolves a solid body; a solvent. The proper menstruum... Read More


serene 1. Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky. The moon serene in glory mounts the sky. (pope) Full many a gem of... Read More


Ingress 1. The act of entering; entrance; as, the ingress of air into the lungs. 2. Power or liberty of entrance or access;... Read More


Sphere 1. (Science: geometry) A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from... Read More