With a pattern taken directly from our nearest celestial neighbor, this Moon Mugwill let everyone know what your favorite near-Earth satellite is. In addition to being fascinating to look at, the Moon has an incredibly rich history and is deeply entwined not only with cultures around the world but the global ecology as well! While it is much farther from us than people realize (30 Earths away) its gravitational influence is strong enough to give usour tides. This helps us in a variety of ways, from assisting with shipping to creating inter-tidal zones that help life to flourish. The Moon isn't just pretty, it's quite involved with life here as well. We have been marking ourcalendarsand planting our crops around itsrhythms for centuries!
But we didn't always have one; back when the Earth was forming and not much more than a massive rock, it collided with another planet that's estimated to be about the size of Mars today. Thecollision was extraordinary, caused a huge amount of material to be thrown into orbit. As Earth re-formed, it actually had a ring system much like Saturn for thousands of years. These rings eventually coalesced into the Moon. Imagine what the Earth must have looked like back then!
The Moon is also something of a living history book. Because it has almost no atmosphere and noweather to change the landscape, the only thing that changes how the moon looks are asteroid impacts. This means that the craters and cliffs you see are virtually unchanged for millions of years or more. If you want to see what the moon looked like the last time it got hit by a really big rock...just look up! It looked pretty much just like that, as the impacts don't erode.
We definitely suggest reading up more on the Moon. It would be a wonderful place for a space habitat, can be used a site for an incredibly radio-telescope, and is the only other celestial body that mankind has walked upon. It's basically the Earth's best friend, and a big part of the potential future of our species as we venture farther out into the universe.
Why wait every month to see the Moon in its full beauty when you can have it in your everyday life? Eye-catching day or night, with this Moon Mug you'll soon have as many admirers as the real thing. 🌕
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Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
• Ceramic • Dishwasher and microwave safe • White and glossy