Day 189 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 189 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Plan a Full Moon Party!

The Full Moon Party is an all-night beach party that originated in Haad Rin on the island of Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand according to Wikipedia.

There are lots of beaches in Panama to choose from, you could do one every month!

Fact or fiction? The phases of the moon are caused by the shadow of the Earth falling on the moon.

Fiction! This is probably the most commonly held misconception in all astronomy. Here's how the moon's phases really come about:

The moon is a sphere that travels once around the Earth every 29.5 days. As it does so, it is illuminated from varying angles by the sun. At "new moon," the moon is between the Earth and sun, so that the side of the moon facing towards us receives no direct sunlight, and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from the Earth. As it moves around the Earth, the side we can see gradually becomes more illuminated by direct sunlight. (www.space.com)

Did you know that Full Moons are strongly linked to passion, romance and relationships?

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