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People have a terrible time distinguishing ridges and valleys on topographical maps, unless the lighting comes from the north-west corner of the map. As such, map makers have long positioned the source of their mock illumination at that location on maps.

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The distance between the Earth and our Moon is so great that at the farthest point of its elliptical orbit (apogee), you could fit the other seven planets in the solar system, gas giants included (excluding dwarf planets like Pluto), in between us and our sole satellite.

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