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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