The Moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. It is one of the largest natural satellites in the Solar System, and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. Do you know fascinating facts about moon that moon orbits around the Earth once per month, the angle between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun changes.
Fascinating Facts About Moon
- A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average.
- No man has been on the Moon in the last 41 years.
- The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.
- Do you know fascinating facts about moon that your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
- It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
- The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse happens because —by pure chance— the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the exact same size in the sky.
- When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, they honored soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by leaving behind one of his medals.
- Do you know fascinating facts about moon that the Moon is not round, but egg shaped.
- Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth.
- People experience better sleep during the new moon and worse sleep during a full moon
- Your weight on the moon is 16.5% of your weight on earth.
- If there are two full moons in the same month, the second one is called the blue moon.
- Do you know fascinating facts about moon that the American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.
- There is high-speed Internet on the moon: 19 MBPS.
- Do you know fascinating facts about moon that Tortoises Orbited the Moon Before Astronauts Did: They Were Sent to Test a Russian Space Probe.
- The USA’s NASA Apollo 11 mission in 1969 was the first manned Moon landing.
- The first person to set foot on the Moon was Neil Armstrong.
- Do you know fascinating facts about moon that the Earth’s tides are largely caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon.
- The phases of the Moon are New Moon, Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Crescent, New Moon.
- Mons Huygens is the tallest mountain on the Moon, it is 4700 meters tall, just over half the height of Mt Everest (8848m).
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