“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.”
According to the inflated evolutionary time-scale, the Earth’s moon is 4.5 billion years old. A rocky body the size of the moon would be expected to be geologically active for about 1.5 billion years. This means that for the last 3 billion years the moon has been geologically settled or dead. If it is indeed that old.
In the first half of the 20th century there were reports of color changes, bright spots, hazes and other unexplained things being seen on the moon. These sightings were dismissed since it was accepted that the moon was far too old to be geologically active. But the sightings increased to such a level that in 1968 NASA published a report on the sightings titled the Chronological Catalog of Reported Lunar Events.
But this shouldn’t be so surprising. Back in 1787 the famous astronomer William Herschel recorded a volcanic eruption on the moon. He reported that he had identified three volcanoes on the darkened limb of the moon. One, he observed, erupted, ejecting luminous material for at least two days. Interestingly, they were in the Aristarchus region of the moon where more than 300 sightings of apparent volcanic activity have been reported.
These reports offer good evidence that the moon is more likely thousands of years old rather than billions, thus fitting in nicely with the biblical chronology.
I thank You, Father, for the beauty of the night sky which shows forth your glory. Amen.
Answers Magazine, 1-3/08, pp. 32-33, Ron Samec, “The Moon Is Still Alive…” Illustration: Internal structure of the moon. Courtesy of Kelvinsong. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.