interesting Fun Facts about Moon

  • The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the Earth.


  • The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres.
  • Only 59% of the moon’s surface is visible from earth.


  • The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth’s rotation of 1000 miles per hour.
  • From Earth, we always see the same side of the moon; the other side is always hidden.


  • The dark spots we see on the moon that create the image of the man in the moon are actually craters filled with basalt, which is a very dense material.
  • The moon’s diameter is about 1/4 the diameter of the Earth. About 49 moons would fit inside the Earth.
  • It is possible to have a month without a full moon. This occurs in February, but either January or March will have two moons.


  • The average distance from the Moon to the Earth is 384403¬†kilometres (238857¬†miles).
  • The first person to set foot on the Moon was Neil Armstrong.


  • It would take hundreds of thousands of moons to equal the brightness of the sun.
  • The Earth, seen from the moon, also goes through phases.
  • The Moon has only been walked on by 12 people; all American males.
  • The dark side of the moon is a myth.
  • A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon.


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