Bottom line: Yes, a rocket will strike the moon on March 4, 2022. It's not a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It may be a Chinese rocket that launched in 2014, but the answer is unclear.
A rocket part crashed on the moon, as predicted, at around 7:25 a.m. EST on March 4, 2022. It smashed into the far side of the moon — where lunar orbiters were not able to observe the event — in the Hertzsprung crater, which is 350 miles wide.
As predicted, on March 4th, the first piece of space junk was spotted on a lunar collision course, according to National Geographic. A new crater was seen carved on the surface of the moon by the rocket part when the collision occurred at around 7:25 a.m. ET.
The current moon phase for March 5th, 2022 is the Waxing Crescent phase. On this day, the moon is 2.63 days old and 7.87% illuminated with a tilt of 128.275°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 387,046.61 km and the moon sign is Aries. The Moon phase for March 5th, 2022 is a Waxing Crescent phase.
If the moon exploded, the night sky would change. We would see more stars in the sky, but we would also see more meteors and experience more meteorites. The position of the Earth in space would change and temperatures and seasons would dramatically alter, and our ocean tides would be much weaker.
Astronomers estimate that the sun has about 7 billion to 8 billion years left before it sputters out and dies. One way or another, humanity may well be long gone by then.
Short answer: Technically it's possible that the Earth and Moon could collide in the very distant future, but it's very unlikely. It's certainly not going to happen while any of us are alive. Long answer: The Moon is in a stable orbit around Earth.
The current moon phase for March 6th, 2022 is the Waxing Crescent phase. On this day, the moon is 3.66 days old and 14.55% illuminated with a tilt of 129.957°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 392,033.01 km and the moon sign is Taurus. The Moon phase for March 6th, 2022 is a Waxing Crescent phase.
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on 6 March 2022, Sunday .
Waxing Crescent Phase
The Waxing Crescent on March 7 has an illumination of 23%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On March 7 the Moon is 4.72 days old.
Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on 4 April 2022, Monday . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
In 2010, NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) staff scientist Brad Bailey said, "No current scientific evidence reports that the Moon was split into two (or more) parts and then reassembled at any point in the past."
Waxing Crescent Phase
The Waxing Crescent on April 4 has an illumination of 10%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On April 4 the Moon is 3.1 days old.
The current moon phase for today is the Waning Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon is 18.99 days old and 80.26% illuminated with a tilt of -66.019°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 364,337.04 km and the moon sign is Capricorn. The Moon phase for today is a Waning Gibbous phase.
The moon does rotate on its axis. One rotation takes nearly as much time as one revolution around Earth. If the moon were to rotate quickly (several times each month) or not rotate at all, Earth would be exposed to all sides of the moon (i.e. multiple different views).
The moon is a bit more than one-quarter (27 percent) the size of Earth, a much larger ratio (1:4) than any other planets and their moons. Earth's moon is the fifth largest moon in the solar system. "If Earth were the size of a nickel, the moon would be about as big as a coffee bean," according to a statement from NASA.
'Waxing' means that the illuminated portion of the Moon is increasing. In the waxing crescent phase, only a crescent-shaped sliver is visible to us. After relaxing, recharging, and reflecting in the New Moon, you're ready to go forth with new light and added energy.
First quarter: The moon is 90 degrees away from the sun in the sky and is half-illuminated from our point of view. We call it "first quarter" because the moon has traveled about a quarter of the way around Earth since the new moon.
Assuming that the earth stops suddenly for 42 seconds and then starts spinning again at its normal speed, here's what would happen: 1. If the earth stops spinning suddenly, the atmosphere will continue to spin. This means very high speed winds, i.e., approximately 1,670 Km/hr which is earth's rotational velocity.
Unless a rogue object passes through our Solar System and ejects the Earth, this inspiral will continue, eventually leading the Earth to fall into our Sun's stellar corpse when the Universe is some ten quadrillion times its current age.
While the full death of the Sun is still trillions of years away, some scientists believe the current phase of the Sun's life cycle will end as soon as 5 billion years from now. At that point, the massive star at the center of our Solar System will have eaten through most of its hydrogen core.
The upshot: Earth has at least 1.5 billion years left to support life, the researchers report this month in Geophysical Research Letters. If humans last that long, Earth would be generally uncomfortable for them, but livable in some areas just below the polar regions, Wolf suggests.
Earth is estimated to be 4.54 billion years old, plus or minus about 50 million years. Scientists have scoured the Earth searching for the oldest rocks to radiometrically date. In northwestern Canada, they discovered rocks about 4.03 billion years old.
The Sun does not "burn", like we think of logs in a fire or paper burning. The Sun glows because it is a very big ball of gas, and a process called nuclear fusion is taking place in its core.
Waxing Crescent 17% illuminated
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on 5 April 2022, Tuesday . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.