The X Games are underway in Los Angeles. One day–who knows?–they might be held on the Moon. This story takes a whimsical look at the physics and gear of Lunar X Games.
From NASA site, “According to folklore, every full Moon has a special name. The Snow Moon comes in February, the snowiest month of the year. The Thunder Moon comes in July, the month of summer lightning. There are Wolf Moons, Strawberry Moons, Harvest MoonsÃ¢â‚¬â€each name evokes something nifty about its particular month.
Until August, that is. August has the Sturgeon Moon, named after a slimy, primeval fish. What happened? Long ago Native American tribes around the Great Lakes fished for sturgeon in August, and folklore did the rest…”