The Moon - enigmatic, a satellite or just a moon?

@mimpi1911 (25475)
India
December 19, 2009 10:52am CST
Stretching back, looking up and stretching back more in my endeavor to do some fitness regime, I happened to glance at the moon. Today, it's been little more beautiful, little more intriguing. I have lost in touch with my habit of gazing at the sky for long hours. I used to love doing it as a child and in late teens. Felt sorry. The sky is so beautiful and the moon a story in itself. What is the moon to you?
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@dianmelydia (2271)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 09
I think it depends on the point of view. But generally we all agree if the moon is earth's satellite. Actually it's not only our earth has its own satellite. Some planets in our milky way also has its own satellite even though some planets has no satellite. Some planet even have more than one satellite. I think that's something we might called with The Creator's secret which we won't know about what is the actual purposes of the satellite. But for our earth, our satellite which is the moon is effecting our seas. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
19 Dec 09
No denial. The moon is the only one satellite that Earth has. The solar system is not only vast but also intriguing. No one will ever come to know about it in totality. That makes it an enigma in itself.
@dpk262006 (56761)
• Delhi, India
21 Dec 09
Hi dear! It is always a wonderful feeling to gaze stars and the moon. When one sees towards moon (specially full moon) with full concentration, we gets lost and feels why cannot s/he be there at moon. Twinkling stars, moon and other celestial bodies always attract us towards them. However, the scenario has changed in Metro cities, with so many neon, sodium and other high powered lights glowing at night, it becomes difficult to get a better view of night sky. If you happen to see the sky from a complete dark place, you enjoy it more than watching in the light. I also love watching moon and I would go to my roof on full moon night to enjoy its charm. I wish that one day I also become a star in the sky.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
21 Dec 09
We all are stars on earth, aren't we, deepak? Its just a matter of feeling it. I agree with you there deepak. We are spoiling the earth's atmosphere and destroying everything natural and then spending a lot to recreate them! It feels sad.
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@dpk262006 (56761)
• Delhi, India
21 Dec 09
Thanks for making me feel like a star (and to yourself too).. Yaah, Messing up with nature and creating too many artificial things could deprive us from enjoying beauty of nature in the right earnest. (Today morning only, I read the Newspaper that one Retd. Professor of Delhi University has created a artificial lake at a barren place in Delhi and he along with his team worked hard to make the place one of the greenest in Delhi with all kind of tress, plants and grass. The palce has become habitat for many forest animals and exotic birds coming from foreign countries)
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
21 Dec 09
I really appreciate the man who I think is a real nature lover. His endeavor is appreciable. I was talking about our callousness in general.
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• Malaysia
20 Dec 09
This is the reason why I visit this page everyday, to see the sky keep on changing everyday including the moon; http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html Moon is my source of solace, tells how to firmly standalone in the midst of 'crowd'.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
That's an amazing page! I just went through some night pictures - simply mesmerising! Thanks Michael. And I really appreciate your thoughts. I think, I like the same fact about the moon. So beautifully poised in darkness all alone and smiling.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
I just can't believe this!! You are amazing! How did you do that! Thanks Michael. And thanks again for the beautiful comment. You can have a look at a few more here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2139923/enigmatic.html?cat=42
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• Malaysia
20 Dec 09
Yeah for sure, I've visited/surfed your given link, as I always said; you're a great person on earth. Copied and pasted from AP site; "Written by mimpi Mimpi (Mou D) is freelance writer who writes to express her thoughts and views on this enriching journey of life. She is always looking forward to learn and share her insights while living l... - Full profile" http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/145329/mimpi.html
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
19 Dec 09
The moon is something so bright that even in the city where no stars show because of all the people lights, it still can be sensed and seen, but I must go out where the night is still dark and see it the way it is supposed to be seen from time to time, with stars all about and nothing but velvet night as a background. Anyone who has ever worked a night job knows that the phase of the moon is correlated to how people behave, so it is more than just beautiful, it is also cosmic.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
19 Dec 09
The moon that was... - Playing hide and seek, thou art more beautiful than you know of.
That's so beautifully expressed! I think it's cosmic and I love to watch it amidst dark velvety nights. Sharing one shot that I took a short time ago. It was playing amidst the olive green leaves and I am glad that I had the camera that day.
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
20 Dec 09
Gorgeous and I left a comment.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
Thanks. It was shot in Dubai Village. We were drained out after a long day. But the moon was so refreshing. We stopped for a while to enjoy the beauty of the sky.
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
23 Dec 09
To me, the moon is a mystery. It is something that I don't know very much about and because I will never have the opportunity to experience the moon first hand it is something that will always remain a mystery to me. It is a learning experience because I have to explain to my children countless times what I can about the moon and that is great for both them and for me. It is a source of light and it is one of the things that brought my husband and I together. We both really enjoy looking at the night sky.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
5 Apr 10
You are like me dora. I have loved watching the moon since my childhood days and till now I love looking at it. It's beautiful always!
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Dec 09
Something beautiful, a mystery, maybe some place we could go visit again, maybe even establish a base. I like looking at the sky, trees, lakes, everything nature.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
21 Dec 09
Thanks dawn for sharing your moon with us. I think, the nature is mysterious and like you I like everything nature.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
20 Dec 09
Hi Mimpi, I just realized it's been a long time since I appreciated the sky at night. Thinking about the moon just now brings back fond childhood memories. I remember back then (when I was a kid and lived in a small town), me and my friends always looked forward to the next bright night to play street games under the moon and stars. I remember scaring ourselves with ghost stories and enjoying them at the same time. Now that I live in the city, I miss the moon when it comes out because it is usually overshadowed by artificial lights. Needless to say, the moon was and will always be a silent witness to different told and untold stories.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
So so true! Civilisation, growth, technology have taken away some simple yet most beautiful moments of life. I remember staying awake at the sky and gazing at the vast sky we used to get lost to the stars which were characters in themselves. I so miss it!
@madteaparty (2759)
• Japan
20 Dec 09
The Moon looks really beautiful from the Earth. I love staring at it, and I have loved to do so since I was a kid, but I can't help to remember always that it's just a huge stone flying in the outer space.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
That's true. But I would love to look at it as a beautiful emotion that makes me happy every time I have a look at it. The earth is but clusters of soil, dirt, clay, stones until you smell it to get a life out of it!
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
20 Dec 09
I have not looked at the moon for a long time either. She sits up high in the sky like a mysterious lady overlooking all on earth. I make jokes with my daughter about climbing a very long ladder to the moon and stealing a piece of it because we have run out of cheese! Sadly it no longer fascinates her and she sternly tells me that the moon is not made out of cheese but rock! (LOL) I remember lying on the grass at night time when I was a kid and stare at the stars and the moon for such a long time; what happened to our lives that we longer take the time to do that?
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
I think, we have gotten so busy that we hardly stop by to enjoy the wonders of life. Lying down on the green meadows and gazing up to the sky and counting stars is something I never could do but I still fantacise doing it. So, will you join me to get the cheese..?
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@tutul0045 (2630)
• India
20 Dec 09
Hey mimpi, Moon is one of my favourite uncle :) My dad use to tell us bed time stories of Moon uncle and Sun uncle when we were kids and I still call moon as Moon unce . And not to forget the beautiful stars and they all have differant stories with our childhood as well and indeed are very special . Cheers, Tutul
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
That's so sweet! We all have memories attached to the sky, the moon and the stars and we seem to never outgrow that.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
20 Dec 09
whenever i am a bit depressed or disturbed about something,i look fo the moon,it makes me feel more peaceful,it looks so serene and beautiful,it can never become a mee object to me.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
So true! I am in love with the moon since my childhood days.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
20 Dec 09
I am still an avid "sky watcher," Mim, and to me the moon, like everything else in the sky and in nature, is one more proof that God exists. It all amazes me :) Karen
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
You have said it all Karen! The celestial sky says it all. The moon and the stars are beautiful even amidst darkness. That is just so beautiful!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
19 Dec 09
It's enigmatic,beautiful and more Mimpi. I've done and still continue to do my share of moon watching.Each phase of the moon brings about different feelings,emotions and thoughts ranging from awe,love,imagination to even a sense of craziness at times. I'm not talking about the effect of the moon like in low tide and high tide, but more what it has invoked in me. The new moon and the full moon in it's extremeties has always brought out the best of it. In my younger days, i'd wonder if we would ever see an aliens on it. The full moon has me gazing and trying to focus my eyes like a telescope and see into the craters.My mind then slowly wonders off imagining myself on the beaches with the sound of the waves and only the moonlight to guide me as i slowly walk the sands, the breeze blowing gently. Then there's the moon playing hide and seek with the clouds and wait for it to reappear for a few seconds before it gets hidden again. Now if i remember my astrology lessons, the significance of the moon....I'd better stop here, before....
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Dec 09
you better! That's a beautiful way to perceive it. As a child i had no idea about the craters and the tides. I used to look at the old woman who never kinda ceases to wind the wheel. My grandmom had her hordes of stories to share. We used to believe in her fairy tales which were woven so beautifully. The simplicity of life and the beauty attached to it is something I miss today.
@Hatley (164231)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Dec 09
hi mimpi oh the moon is gorgeous and mysterious and fascinating to gaze at at night. I like to look up and wonder if people could really live on there if the right kind of buildings and air conditioning and all could be made?
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
19 Dec 09
I think, that day is not too far. i just hope we do not spoil the environment there as we did here on earth.
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
19 Dec 09
Now thta you say this I feel I have not looked at the moon for quite some time.For one, I am in a flat and I don't peep out of the window to see this.It basically sympbolises beauty to me[ especially the one in April on Poornima --we used to call this in TAMIL--THANGA THATTU-MEANING golden plate. THe discussion about the moon brought in this picure before my eyes.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
19 Dec 09
Full moon is beautiful and and I love the crystalline night. Moon is mystery and I just cannot get enough of the frail old lady spinning the wheel, spinning, spinning and spinning...