Some facts about our MOON

by Sekar 2014-03-01 15:17:23

Some facts about our MOON

The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.

A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average.

The lattest mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the "Apollo11" moon landing.

It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).

The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth,
always showing the same face with its near side marked by dark volcanic maria.

The Moon is the only celestial body other than Earth on which humans have set foot.

The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse happens,
because —by pure chance— the sun is 400 times larger than the moon,
but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the exact same size in the sky.

The Moon is not round, but egg shaped.

Red and orange tinted Moon, as seen from Earth during a lunar eclipse,
when Earth comes between the Moon and Sun

Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth.

People experience better sleep during the new moon and
worse sleep during a full moon, a study found.


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