Why is the moon Titan so special?

Why is the moon Titan so special?

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the second-largest natural satellite in the Solar System. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only known body in space, other than Earth, where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

Why is the moon orange?

Orange and red light, which have longer wavelengths, tend to pass through the atmosphere, while shorter wavelengths of light, such as blue, get scattered. That's why the Moon — and the Sun! ... These particles scatter light in the same way described above, leading to an orange or red Moon high in the sky.

Why is there a half moon?

Just like the Earth, half of the Moon is lit by the Sun while the other half is in darkness. The phases we see result from the angle the Moon makes with the Sun as viewed from Earth. ... We only see the Moon because sunlight reflects back to us from its surface.

What comes after the moon?

After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light continually decreases. So the waning gibbous phase occurs next. Following the third quarter is the waning crescent, which wanes until the light is completely gone -- a new moon.

What is the darkest phase of the moon?

The moment a thin sliver of the Moon becomes visible after New Moon is the beginning of the first intermediate phase, the Waxing Crescent Moon. In the past, this used to be called New Moon while the darkest phase was called Dark Moon.