Nineteen amazing facts about the Moon

Since 1972, humans have not set in the moon. But still, new discoveries are growing.
Scientists believe the moon created 4.5 billion years ago.
The moon is not habitable for humans. There are many reasons for that like temperature fluctuation, lack of liquid water, etc

What are the different facts about the Moon?

1) If Earth is the size of a basketball, the moon is a tennis ball
2) The moon is about 30 Piles of earth away from Earth

The average distance between the Earth and the moon is 384,400 kilometers. At any given time, the moon is between 28 and 32 Piles of earth away from us
3) The effect of the moon on the tide of Earth is slowing down of the Earth’s rotation
Our day in Earth is about 0.002 second in each century
4) Each month’s full moon has a different name
The name of the full moon in January is called a “wolf moon.” Other names are like in September is the harvest moon, in June is the strawberry moon, in December is the cold moon, etc
5) Once in a year, we see a super moon
The orbit of the moon is not perfectly circular. It is elliptical in shape, in fact. When the moon closes to the earth, it looks like 14% larger and 30% brighter to us. We called it is a super moon
6) The moon formed 4.5 billion years ago
According to the study of NASA, a Mars-size body when collided with Earth the moon formed
7) It is really tough for a human being to survive on the moon
Due to the thin atmosphere and lack of liquid water, human life is totally impossible on the moon. The recent research has confirmed that there is the ice of water found on the moon
8) Many other factors also prevent a human being from surviving on the moon
Dust is one serious issue in the moon which damages equipment, temperature fluctuation is another big problem for surviving on the moon. In the day time, when there is sunlight, the temperature can reach up to 240 degrees. Similarly, in the night time, the temperature can fall to -290 degree
9) The moon has moonquakes similar to earthquakes
10) The moon is the fifth largest moon in the solar system
There are more than 150 moons in the solar system. The largest moon is Ganymede of Jupiter.
11) A long-standing theory suggests that human being have never landed on the moon
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong first touched the surface of the moon. This was the giant step for mankind
12) The lunar surface is with manmade objects
13) Astronauts have brought 842 pounds moon material back to Earth
14) Americans landed on the moon first
15) There will be 228 lunar eclipses in the 21st century
According to NASA, every lunar eclipse calculated by 2100. There will be one partial lunar eclipse in 2019 and in 2020 four eclipse
16) The diameter of the moon is almost the same size as the width of China
The moon is 3,476 kilometers in diameter, whereas China is 3,530 kilometers wide
17) In January 2019, China landed the first mission
18) The dark spots on the moon are called maria
“Maria” is the Latin word for “Seas.” Former astronomers explained the dark areas were bodies of water. But later, if found that, the spots were actually a pool of lava, which solidified to form basalt. The color is black. So this is colored salt
19) A 23-foot full replica of the moon is traveled to the world

Updated: October 31, 2019 — 12:05 pm

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