Interesting Facts About Moon!


Some Interesting facts about moon.

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The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. And it is the 5th largest satellite in the Solar System



Moon Light:The moon does not produce any light; it merely reflects light from the sun. Also, the moon can be seen both during the day and night.

The far side of the Moon:Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from earth. Thus, one hemisphere of the Moon is always turned towards us and we on Earth are unable see the other hemisphere of our Moon, which is referred to as 'the far side of the Moon'. Because, thing to notice is that exactly one half of the moon is always illuminated by the sun.

Moon Grandma:The dark spots we see on the moon that create the image of the women or man in the moon are actually craters filled with basalt, which is a very dense material.

Weight difference:The gravity on the surface of the moon is only 1/6 of that on Earth. That means, if you weigh 60 kg of Earth, you will weigh only 10 kg on the moon! So, you feel much lighter on the moon compared to Earth.

 The Moon causes most of the tides… but not all:

You might know that the tides on Earth are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon. But it’s not the only thing pulling at the Earth’s water; the Sun is helping out too. This is why we get very high and low tides from time to time. When the gravity of the Moon and the Sun line up, we get the biggest and smallest tides. Did you know that the Moon is also pulling at the crust of the earth causing it to bulge up? You actually move a few meters every time the Moon is overhead, but you just don’t notice.

The moon has no global magnetic field.

 Moon does not have an atmosphere, and because of this reason, liquid water does not exist on the Moon in lakes, rivers, seas and oceans.

 You may think that Moon appears big because it is quite near to us. If so, you are correct indeed!

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Posted On:  Saturday, 13 October, 2012 - 11:28

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