Andromeda

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Andromeda is our closest major galaxy also known as M31. From Earthsky:

Although a couple of dozen minor galaxies lie closer to our Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest major galaxy to ours. Excluding the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, which can’t be seen from northerly latitudes, the Andromeda galaxy – also known as M31 – is the brightest galaxy in all the heavens. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your unaided eye, at 2.3 million light-years. To the eye, it appears as a smudge of light larger than a full moon. Follow the links below to learn more about the Andromeda galaxy.

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A New Moon

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Today the 25th of May the Moon is at perigee or its closest point to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. So watch out for tidal forces to change and possibly people´s behaviour! The Moon is also a New Moon and earlier in the month it was full or better known as the Flower Moon, Milk Moon, or Corn Moon.  I wonder how Earth would be if we had more than one moon orbiting and one was habitable. I am sure there are plenty of people ready to leave this planet; however when I see the tomato plant begin giving fruit, or the apple flowers turning to fruit, I am amazed at how the Sun, Moon, and soil among other things, provide such beauty and nutrition. This world is truly an amazing place.