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Wonders of the Moon (2018)

Using the latest and most detailed imagery this documentary reveals the monthly life cycle of the moon as it waxes and wanes, how it shapes life on Earth and uncovers more about its journey around our planet.

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James Van Der Pool

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Thomas Scott (developed by)

Star:

Maxine Peake
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Using the latest and most detailed imagery this documentary reveals the monthly life cycle of the moon as it waxes and wanes, how it shapes life on Earth and uncovers more about its journey around our planet.

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31 January 2018 (UK) See more »

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A wasted opportunity
8 February 2018 | by GwydionMWSee all my reviews

There was some nice imagery. But it missed the chance to get through some basic knowledge to people who might never watch a regular science program.

Though it did say, once, that the lunar Far Side had the inverse of the light-dark cycles of the side we see, it also had several references to a non-existent Dark Side. Even the pop song admitted there was none.

There could also have been a useful graphic, showing the two sides doing oposite things, then showing the real picture as a sphere.

It was worse on tides, saying that they were caused by the moon's attraction. But there are two tides a day, one when the moon is on the opposite side. This too has been frequently illustrated, but not here.

A sad waste of time and resources. Can no one at the BBC think beyond spin?


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