Standing on the moon to see the earth, why do humans feel fear?

Someone once put the planets of the solar system on the orbit of the moon in proportion, and took pictures of Uranus and Jupiter standing on the earth. Many people said they were scared by the painting. (people with megaphobia watch carefully) in psychology, this fear is called megaplanet phobia.

Like agoraphobia, it is also a symptom of inner fear. This is because psychologists explain that huge objects can form a sense of oppression on people, afraid of being hit by them and swallowed.

There’s also gaze phobia. If you have an eye-shaped structure to see you, you will have a strong sense of depression, and some clouds or huge vortices on the earth will form an eye-shaped structure, which seems quite disturbing.

If we stand on the moon and look at the earth, the earth is a monster, which will cause some people to suffer from serious stellar phobia.

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And the clouds on the earth change all over the world, leading to the formation of “eye” like structures sometimes, and some people suffer from “gaze phobia”.

At present, there is no effective way to solve these two kinds of phobias. The best way is to avoid seeing huge planets and objects like the eyes.

Tidal locking

We know that earth tides lock on the moon, causing the moon to rotate once a month. On the moon, nearly half a month is day, nearly half a month is night.

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Due to the tidal lock, the moon always faces the earth with a fixed side. This will enable people living on the side facing the earth to see the earth day and night.

And those who live with their backs to the earth will never see it. It’s totally different from the situation on our planet, so some people won’t adapt to it.

The reflectivity of the earth

In 1672, Newton analyzed through prism experiment that sunlight is a compound light composed of a variety of different colors, with a total of seven bands, also known as “visible light”.

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Objects emit light by light waves. We know that different colors have different wavelengths. The red wavelength is the shortest and the purple wavelength is the longest. However, different objects have different absorptivity and reflectivity for different wavelengths.

For example, lipstick is red because it only allows red light to pass through and other colors are absorbed. Because only red light energy is reflected into our eyes, the lipstick we see is red.

There are two special colors. One is white. A white object does not absorb any light and reflects all photons back, so it looks white. Black objects are the opposite. It absorbs all the photons. Because no light can be reflected, it looks black.

We know that the atmosphere on the moon is very thin, so the light on the moon mainly depends on the reflection of rocks and soil. They first absorb some sunlight, and then reflect some photons to the earth.

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However, the earth’s atmosphere is relatively thick, with a lot of clouds. Because the cloud is white, it hardly absorbs photons. It can reflect photons from the sun to the earth and back to the universe. Coupled with a large number of glaciers in the earth’s north and south poles, glaciers can also reflect solar photons into the universe.

Therefore, when we look at the earth from the moon, the brightness of the earth is far greater than that of the moon, and the earth is relatively large, so the existence of the earth can be clearly seen in the daytime of the moon. Why do you feel so scared when you look at the earth from the moon?

We are afraid to see the earth on the moon, because we grew up on the earth, adapted to the environment of the earth, and adapted to seeing celestial bodies from the earth.

In our adaptation range, the moon will not bring pressure to human beings, so few people will suffer from lunar phobia. But when the moon’s orbit is very close to the earth, it will form a super moon.

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For most people, the super moon is a beautiful landscape, but for some people with gigantism, it can produce a very serious sense of oppression. Some people describe it as “a feeling of being unable to breathe.” but when our environment changes a lot, the greater the change, the more obvious the impact. For example, looking at the earth from the moon can cause people’s nausea, fear and dizziness, which is called “megaphobia”.

In fact, people with gigantism are afraid not only of huge celestial bodies, but also of some huge buildings, such as chimneys and giant Buddha statues.

In addition to the giant phobia, because the earth already has a tide locked moon, when looking at the side of the moon facing the earth, the earth will never fall from the mountain.

In addition, the reflectivity is very high, so the light from the earth is brighter. It’s a little uncomfortable to shine on the moon like a lighthouse. Of course, even now, only a few people have actually been to the moon. For the vast majority of people, this kind of pressure is not felt. However, in the future, if humans begin to migrate to Mars or beyond, the ability to adapt to this situation will become particularly important.

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