I attended a most interesting lecture recently about the Moon and its formation.
The lecturer started out by saying that there were two theories as to how the moon was formed. One: that the moon separated itself as an entity, from the earth; two: moon was a large meteorite which collided with the earth, then jumped back into the sky, but couldn`t escape the earth`s gravitation and started revolving around the earth.
After the man`s landing on the moon and obtaining samples from it, analyses showed that moon`s geological content had nothing to do with the earth. Thus, the second theory gained strength.
The second theory stipulates that the moon was a meteorite, collided with the earth and tilted the earth`s axis, and so started the seasons on the earth. Until that happened, the earth`s axis was not tilted and there was only one season. The theory also supposes that the moon`s collision point on earth was the west of south America, thus the collision caused the deepest sea level on earth there and the high Andes mountains.
After the moon`s collision with the earth and jumping back into the space to revolve around the earth, a huge mass of dust cloud was formed and was visible from the earth for many centuries.
On the Egyptian hieroglyphs dating back to 5000 B.C., there is the sun, the earth and the moon, and a snake figure embracing the earth and the moon, resembling the said dust cloud, which manifested itself as a snake figure in many cultures, e.g. the snake dances in China and the snake figures in front of the Viking boats in Scandinavia.
In the Koran, there is also a statement saying, "We sent the moon to revolve around the earth and illuminate the earth during the night."
Askin Ozcan is an author of six books: SMALL MIRACLES, THE SECOND VENICE, WISDOM IN SMILE, STOCKHOLM STORIES, LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES, THE MINI-SUBMARINE and currently writes for thesop.org, newsblaze.com, theseoultimes.com, americanchronicle.com