The Moonphase, current Moonage (days since new moon), Moonrise and Moonset are very important
considerations for many fishermen before heading out on a fishing trip.
Fishing Reminder also uses this information to calculate best bite times and days.
Since the moon is so important for fishermen, fish and wildlife in general,
I think it is always good to know a little bit more about our moon.
For instance the age of the moon and how it was created.
Most of the entire Solar System formed 4.6 billion years ago.
But today astronomers think that the Moon formed later than that.It happened when a Mars-sized protoplanet smashed into the Earth. The debris from the collision splashed into orbit around the Earth and then reformed into the Moon, which still orbits us today.
Astronomers think this collision happened about 4.53 billion years ago, about 30-50 million years after the rest of the Solar System formed. This was relatively soon after the formation of the Solar System, and well before the time when life formed on Earth. Our planet was probably still mostly a molten ball of rock, and the impact of the Moon did little to change that. This is the currently dominant theory of how the Moon formed.
Amazing isn't it?