Moon is such a distant object from yes yet closer to us than any other planet or star. We know more and more about the Moon with the help of modern technology and many years of research so we decided to bring you the the 10 most interesting facts about the Moon.
10. A full day on the Moon is 29.5 Earth days. That means you would have to wait almost 30 days to from sunrise to sunrise.
9. 12 humans walked on the Moon the first being Neil Armstrong.
8. The lowest temperature on the Moon is minus-280 degrees Fahrenheit and highest 260 degrees Fahrenheit.
7. The Moon is moving away from Earth at 3.78 cm (1.48 inches) per year. That means each year it takes a little longer for Moon to revolve around Earth.
6. If there were a highway from Earth to the Moon it would take you 6 months to get there by car travelling at the speed of 65 mph.
5. You weight on the Moon is 16.5% of you real weight.
4. The American flags that were planted on the Moon are now white due to sun’s radiation.
3. Moon is not completely round. In fact it’s more oval shaped.
2. There is a nearly perfect symmetry when a solar eclipse happens because surprisingly the Sun is larger than the moon by 400 times and also 400 times farther away from the Earth than the moon.
1. In 1950’s the U.S planned to carry out a secret mission called Project A119, also known as “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” and detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon to test the effects of nuclear explosion in outer space.