Pity the moon. For millennia it was central to our lives: ancient seafarers monitored it to determine the tides in enemy territory; the faithful of all walks used it to mark religious festivities; and before electricity, everyone relied on it to see at night. Then Neil Armstrong went and put his footprint on it, and the moon started to lose its pale white sheen.
We think it’s due for a comeback, so we created a 2018 lunar calendar.
Check out page 96 in your current issue of Smith, and you’ll be uttering phrases like “the waxing gibbous phase of the synodic month” in no time.