The Moon Actually Has A Tail Made Of Sodium That Wraps Around The Earth Like A Laser

From The New York Times:

The moon, lacking an atmosphere to shield it, is constantly under attack. When meteorites bombard its volcanic surface, sodium atoms fly high into orbit. The sun’s photons collide with the sodium atoms, effectively pushing them away from the sun and creating a tail-like structure flowing downstream from the moon.

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The Moon Actually Has A Tail Made Of Sodium That Wraps Around The Earth Like A Laser