The Moon is beautiful from afar only

It is difficult to imagine a greater desolation than that which reigns on the Moon. An entire world is made of thick deposits of dust and scattered stones. Deaf, motionless, dead.

The Moon is romantic only from afar and only for the poetic soul.

From time to time, here and there a pebble flies from space, silently hits the ground, disperses the dust. It then slowly falls and settles. It is the only event for a long period of time.

The nights are cold. Terribly cold for us earthly beings. Before dawn, the temperature drops to 163°C below zero. The nights are long. Two weeks of our earthly days should pass before the Sun appears over the horizon.

And the Sun arrives without notice, without dawn and the morning blush of the sky. With the first rays it is already day. On the way to the ground, the rays are not scattered because the Moon has no atmosphere. That’s why the shadows on it are sharp and dark.

When the Sun is above the horizon, objects acquire a muted greenish hue. Later, this dressing changes to brown valer, so that at noon everything shines white. That time of day is the hottest. At the equator, the temperature rises to + 117°C.

And again, there is no air, and in the shadows there is darkness and cold, and in the sun heat and glare. There is, of course, no wind or even sound. The surface of the Moon is deaf.

Erosion is almost non-existent because, apart from the wind, there is no water. The entire surface is as if frozen, motionless, painfully monotonous and boring, everywhere the same.

The Moon is beautiful only from afar.

You can’t walk on the Moon like you would normally do. Every “earthly” step turns into a long and slow jump because gravity is weak. You can’t even run because the force of friction between your feet and the ground is six times less than on Earth and the ground slips under your feet.

The only thing you can do is jump around nicely. It’s actually the right way to get around on the moon. In this movement, you can easily jump a meter in the air and reach a solid speed of 2 meters per second.

Maintaining balance is not a big problem, and in the event of a fall, the impact on the ground is mild because the acceleration of gravity is small.

The Moon is not a pleasant place for man. We like the breeze, the abundance of sounds and movement around us. That’s not there to be found on our satellite.

There is still something worth seeing there. It is the sky above the Moon. Even in the middle of the day it is black and sprinkled with stars. The stars are brighter than in our sky and do not twinkle, the atmosphere does not bother them.

And they move very slowly, almost thirty times slower than here, because the Moon’s rotation is so many times slower.

The North Pole of the Moon is not directed towards the North Star like ours, but it looks somewhere towards the Dragon constellation.

Glogovac Nevena-Nancy is a geodesy & geoinformatics engineer by trade and a wordsmith at heart. By holding onto fate’s rocky learning curve and her natural flair for the extraordinary, the worlds of science and creativity melted and unified into a singular path. Moreover, having been born on the same soil as the geniuses Nikola Tesla, Mihajlo Pupin and Milutin Milankovic provided an educational basis for Nevena to continue the voyages they had begun. Led simply by the curious need to discover more. A small but meaningful contribution to this personal endeavor has been joining forces with the visionary OSR team, where astrology and astronomy go back to their common roots, so 'If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.'