10 Facts About The Moon
- On the Moon, even during the day, the sky remains black. It shows the stars, Sun, and planets. It happens because of the lack of an atmosphere.
- Even though the Moon always turns to the Earth on one side, it turns to the Sun in different directions. It means that there is a change of day and night! The lunar night lasts 2 Earth weeks, and the day is about the same. Day and night change instantly. Evening and morning do not happen there.
- If your earthly weight is 47 kg, then you will weigh less than 8 kg on the lunar surface. It happens because the force of the Moon’s gravity is lower than the Earth’s.
- There is an opinion that on the Moon, thanks to the low gravity, you can jump very high — two or three meters above. But everything is not so simple. Flying up isn’t the only possible option if you push off from the satellite’s surface. You can fly back or to the side and, at the same time, start spinning. Running won’t work, either.
- If you leave your mark on the lunar surface, it will not disappear for millions of years. After all, there is no wind and no one to cover the tracks.
- When Neil Armstrong returned from his lunar journey, he was placed in a special isolation room, as everyone feared he would bring unknown and dangerous lunar microorganisms with him. But, as it turned out, it was just a suspicion. No one lives on the Moon, not people, animals, birds, or even microbes. It is uninhabited.
- Our constant space satellite is gradually moving away from us by about 3–4 cm per year.
- In Latin, the Moon is called Luna, the main adjective for all things Moon-related: lunar.
- On the Moon, American astronauts left a monument to the dead astronauts — an aluminum figurine of a man in a spacesuit and a plate with their names written on it.
- The lunar and solar disks from Earth appear to be the same size. But it’s not! The Moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun but is 400 times closer to us.
Moon is a fascinating and interesting place to explore!
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