age of the moon

age of the moon

[′āj əvthə ′mün]
(astronomy)
The elapsed time, usually expressed in days, since the last new moon.
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Kinsman and Asher interpret this error to mean that the inscribed age of the Moon referred to the date of the intense Eta Aquariid event, not the ascension itself.
A stunning piece of art front and back, this incredible piece displays hours, minutes, perpetual calendar, day/night indication, precision moonphase, age of the moon, running equation of time, sunrise and sunset, length of day and night, seasons, solstices, equinoxes and zodiacal signs, tide level indicator, Sun-Earth-Moon conjunction, opposition and quadrature, transparent celestial chart of the Northern Hemisphere with indication of the Milky Way, the ecliptic and the celestial equator, celestial time hours and minutes, tourbillon, 3-week power reserve (using 6 barrels), and power reserve indication.
Minimum age of the moon for its sighting is 31 hours, and on June 6, it would be 36 hours old.
By determining the age of the shock signatures in those meteorites, scientists are able to infer that their origin likely corresponds to the time of the giant impact and, therefore, to the age of the moon.
The front face tells the time and the age of the moon, the left-hand face shows the day of the month with the movements of the stars and the righthand face shows the planets and moon revolving around the sun.
Scientists have discovered the age of the moon, by identifying it's birth date to within 100 million years of the formation of the solar system.
Scientists believe the moon formed after a large impact into the "proto-Earth", which set the age of the moon.