Perhaps second only to the Sun, the Moon has been a central and focal point in the skies over humanity since the beginning of time! Or has it? Even today, in an age where bizarre and outlandish stories flow freely around the Internet, some claims about the Moon are right up there with the best of them. As we will see, one of them even alluded to a time when the Moon didn’t exist.
There are also some genuinely strange anomalies that have yet to be explained in a satisfactory manner. Perhaps even more bizarre, some of these crazy conspiracies (if they were ever proven to be true) would offer those explanations that have eluded us so far. Here are 10 of the weirdest facts and craziest conspiracies about our Moon.
10. Its Dimensions And Positioning Are Too Perfect For Some
Over the last few years, there have been several total eclipses of the Sun by the Moon. The fact that we experience these is a wonder in itself. According to our sources, our Moon is the only known moon to do this with its host. (However, some will argue—vociferously, we might add—that Earth is the only solid planet from which you can see a total solar eclipse.) For Earth, it all has to do with the relative sizes of the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth’s distance from both.
The size of the Moon is about one-quarter that of the Earth. Now here is where things get strange. The diameter of the Moon is about 400 times smaller than that of the Sun. But the Moon is also 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun.
Oh yes, and the Moon just happens to keep a perfect circular orbit around the Earth—again, the only known moon to do so. This also gives us the impression that the Moon and the Sun are the same size in our skies.
While most likely coincidence, all these factors still have only an astronomical chance of occurring (literally millions to one). Yet they did. Of course, those in conspiracy and UFO circles will tell you that the reason for this is simple: The Moon is “artificial” and its dimensions—exact and precise as they are—are the result of intelligence and planning. Make of the claims what you will.