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Far and away, the Moon

The Earth's only natural satellite was searched twice as much as the Sun in 2014.

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Watching the skies

From tides, to mythology, to the technological advances made to get there, the significance of the Moon in our lives is clear. This year, searches for 'moon' rose in sync with two lunar eclipses in April and October. The search term 'nasa' also trended during these two months as we looked to discover more.

Waxing and waning

The highest spikes for the Moon in 2014 were during the eclipses, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and the blood moons.

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Blood moon

A blood moon is a natural phenomenon during a lunar eclipse that causes it to appear red. April's occurrence prompted the biggest leap in 'moon' searches this year.

The 45th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969 was celebrated in July. At the same time, searches for the Apollo program jumped to their highest point of the year.

A hero to mankind

Searches for Neil Armstrong outweighed those of famous astronauts John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin and first man in space and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

'how to become an astronaut'

Searches for jobs took to the skies in 2014, with this ambitious question peaking higher than ever before.

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic prompted searches for 'interstellar black hole' to skyrocket 28x after its release in October.

Rosetta's mysterious sounds of the Solar System

As the Philae lander approached its final destination, it recorded the sound of Comet 67P hurtling through space at 135,000 km/hr. Searches for 'comet song' soared by 77x as we wondered what it’s really like out there...