40 Interesting & Unknown Moon Facts
Did you know one day on the Moon lasts for 27 Earth days? Learn how big the Moon is, who was the first person to walk on it, why we only see one side of it and much more on this list of Moon facts that will blow your mind.
1. Moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite.
2. The Moon was formed 30 million years after the Earth formed.
3. The Earth‘s moon is the 5th largest moon in the Solar System.
4. The Moon doesn’t have light of its own. The moonlight we see is the sunlight reflected on the moon’s surface.
5. The surface temperature of the Moon can range from as hot as 260oF to as cold as -280oF.
6. There is no way of living on the Moon because it has no atmosphere.
7. The Moon has mountains on it. The tallest mountain is called Mons Huygens.
9. The mantle of the moon is made up of dense rocks rich in iron and magnesium. The mantle is approximately 1,330km thick.
10. The moon’s mass is 7.35 x 1022 kg, about 1.2 percent of Earth‘s mass.
11. The moon has a radius of 1,737.5km, which is less than one-third of the Earth’s.
13. The path taken by the moon to orbit around the Earth is called ellipse.
14. One day on the Moon lasts for 27 Earth days.
15. The moon travels at a speed of 3,683 km/hr around the
16. Galileo was the first person to make the map of the moon.
17. The Moon takes 27.3 days for one full orbit rotation.
18. The first man to step on the Moon was Neil Armstrong on July 21, 1969.
19. The spacecraft Eagle carried the first man landing on the Moon’s surface.
20. The first words of Armstrong after landing on the Moon was – “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” have become famous.
21. The lunar landing mission, Apollo 11, was conducted by NASA.
23. According to NASA, the longest lunar eclipse took place on July 27, 2018.
24. The moon is not round—it is shaped like an egg.
25. Moonquakes, which originate several miles below the moon’s surface, may be a result of Earth’s gravitational pull.
26. No man has been on the Moon in the last 41 years.
27. Of the six flags planted on the moon by US astronauts, five of them are still standing.
28. We can see only 50% of the total surface area of the moon.
29. When the moon looks like getting bigger, it is called waxing; when it seems like getting smaller, it is called waning.
30. When the face of the Moon is facing the Sun fully, it’s a Full Moon.
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