The Moon

The Moon

Description of The Earth

  • The Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun.
  • The only Planet that has life.

Description of The Moon
  • The Earth's only moon.
  • Is the Earth's natural satellite.

Scientific Information about The Moon
  • Earth's moon is the largest moon compared to other planet's moons.
  • From earth you only see one side of the earth.
  • The moon affects the Earth's tides, and affects high tides and low tides.
  • The gravitational attraction produces a tidal force.
  • The Moon orbits the earth, which orbits the Sun.
  • The moon is the brightest object in the night sky.
  • Because the Sun reflects light off of the moon's surface.
  • The distance from the Moon to the Earth is 240,000 miles.
  • The Moon measures 2,160 miles across.
  • The Moon is 1/4 Earths Diameter. (4 moons could make up the Earth's diameter.)
  • The Moon has no life of any kind.
  • The Moon has 1/6th Earth's gravity.
  • Your weight on the moon is 5/6th of your weight on earth.
  • The light areas on the surface of the moon are called highlands.
  • The dark areas on the surface of the moon are called marias.
  • People on the Earth are only able to see 59% of the Moon's surface at different times.
  • The Moon has a complete rotation every 29 1/2 days.
  • Earth only takes 24 hours to rotate.
  • The Moon rises in the east and sets in the west.

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Quick Facts
Lunar Eclipse

  • The radius of the Moon is 1,079.6 miles.
  • In 1969, The Apollo 11 lunar landed.
  • The moon has different phases, and looks different every day.
  • Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon.
  • Every month the moon phase cycle restarts.
  • Maria is latin for seas.
  • On the Moon the skys are black.
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    Dont look at Solar Eclipses!
    The Moon's axis is tilted 1.5 degrees.
  • The moon has 4 main phases.
  • The Moon is 27% of the Earth's radius.

Moon Phases.

Moon Phases

First Phase: New Moon
New moon: Nothing can be seen on the surface

Second Phase: Waxing Cresent
Waxing Cresent: You can see a little part of the surface on the right.

Third Phase: First Quarter
First Quarter: Half of the surface is lite up.

Fourth Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Waxin Gibbous: Most of the surface is lite up by the sun.

Fifth Phase: Full Moon
Full moon: All of the surface is lite up.

Sixth Phase: Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous: Most of the moon is lite up on the left side.

Seventh Phase: Last Quarter
Last Quarter: Half of the Moon is lite up on the left

Eighth Phase: Waning Cresent
Waning Cresent: You can see a little part of the surface on the left.

*Then It starts all over.


Neil Armstrong
On The Moon

The first moon landing accured in 1969.
The Apollo 11 was the first space-shuttle to land on the moon.