Wonders of the Moon

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Wonders of the Moon

Series 1 - Episode 1



Anyone who ever thrilled to the exploits of the Apollo missions or marvelled at the ashen glow of our nearest natural satellite will enjoy this condensed lunarpaedia. The programme throws light on the various ways the Moon shapes life on Earth, travelling to the Roque de los Muchachos in the Canary Islands (one of the best places to view a supermoon) and China, where a harvest moon marks an important annual festival.

Training its telescope on everything from tidal bores to coral spawning, Wonders of the Moon also ekes out terrific human stories, including that of astronaut Alan Bean, who in 1969 bounced across the Ocean of Storms and now seeks to recapture the experience...


Using the latest and most detailed imagery, this documentary reveals the monthly life cycle of the moon as it waxes and wanes. From Wales to Wyoming, and from Hong Kong to Croydon, the programme explores how the moon shapes life across the planet earth, and uncovers more about the moon's journey around our planet and how it delivers one of nature's most awe-inspiring events, a total solar eclipse.

Cast & Crew

Director James Van der Pool
Executive Producer Jane Aldous