Almost every one of us would like to enjoy having dinner with our loved ones under the moonlight. That much we fantasize about the moon. From the mother who feeds her child by telling tales about the moon to the great parents who see the moon and remembers their good old memories. Everyone comes across moon at least once in a day. We all grown up hearing that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. During our childhood, we thought that the moon is traveling with us while we are going by bike with our dad. So let’s talk about some of the interesting and unknown facts about the moon.
Facts about moon
- The distance between the earth and the moon is 3,84,400 km. That is 9.6 times the total km takes to cover the earth
- The first manned spaceship to land on the moon was Apollo 11 on 16th July 1969 and it landed the famous Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon.
- The moon will take an average of 27.3 days to revolve around the earth
- Scientists say that the moon is slowly drifting away from the earth if this persists the moon will take 47 days to orbit around the earth after 45 billion years.
- The moon has only 1/6th of earth’s gravitation force.
- The moon is the only natural satellite of earth.
- The Jupiter is said to have at least 67 moons.
- We can see only one side of the moon because the moon turns the way of its orbiting around the earth.
- After 1972 no human ever stepped on the moon.
- The temperature in the moon varies from day to night and it is extremely hot during the day and extremely cold during the night.
- The Temperature in the moon shifts from super hot to super cold depends on the impact of the sun on the moon
- Everyone knows that Neil Armstrong was the first person to land on the moon. But many of us don’t know that Buzz Aldrin was the second man to land on the moon.
- If you weigh 100 pounds on earth, you will weigh only 16.67 pounds due to the low gravity on the moon.
- There is no wind or rain on the moon because the atmosphere of the moon is so thin.
- The tide occurs in the ocean is due to the gravitational force of the moon. The moon pulls the water in the ocean towards it which makes the ocean erupts that creates high tides particularly in the areas of the earth facing the moon.
- During full moon day, the tides appear to be higher than normal days, this is because the earth, the sun, and the moon meet in a straight line.
- The moon takes the same amount of time to make a full rotation and also to complete its orbit around the earth.
- The moon looks dramatically huge to our eyes. But when compared to its massive size, the moon’s mass is rather low.
- Ever wonder how the moon changes its shape daily, its not the moon that changes the shape but its how we see the moon. Its because the moon orbits around the earth and the sun race falls on different parts of the surface.
- Most American’s still think that the landing on the moon is a hoax.
- The moon contains huge craters and is home to many huge mountains.
- Mons Agnes is the highest mountain in the moon. Its height measures a whopping 10786 mt which is 1938 mt higher than the earth tallest mountain Mount Everest.
- If you place your foot on the moon the foot impression will not vanish. Because there is no wind or water on the surface of the moon
- There is a myth that Buzz Aldrin was the first person to pee on the moon
- The shape of the moon is not actually round or spherical but it actually shapes like an egg.
- The moon actually doesn’t emit its own light, it is just the reflection of the sunlight.
- The moon has innumerable craters found on its surface. It caused due to the impact of the asteroids and meteorites colliding with the moon’s surface.
- The craters said to have been formed over 4 billion years ago. But it doesn’t change because there is no atmosphere or geological activities on the moon.
- Many of us have heard about the blood moon, it is nothing but a total lunar eclipse.
The three types of lunar Eclipses are:
- Total Lunar eclipse
- Partial eclipse
- Penumbral eclipse
In a simple word when the earth appears between the sun and the moon, it is called a lunar eclipse. The inner part of the earth’s shadow is called as Umbra.
Total lunar eclipse
The moon doesn’t receive direct sunlight as the earth completely blocks it from the sun. this is at the time of moon orbits around the earth. This phenomenon is called as a total lunar eclipse.
Partial lunar eclipse
In this, the moon is partially covered by the shadow of the sun that falls on the earth.
Penumbral lunar eclipse
The outer shadow of the earth covers the part of the moon’s face. It is very difficult to observe it compared to total or partial lunar eclipse.
There is still more mysteries about the moon that even the scientist find difficult to explore. We have more knowledge about the moon than any other celestial body in the galaxy. This is because the moon is very closest to earth. There are also many myths still revolving around the moon. The more the scientists explore about the moon the more information we get. We will constantly update more facts about the moon through our site.
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