Facts about the Moon

Phases of the moon in order are…….

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How does the moon shine?

The moon has no light of its own. The sun makes the moon shine. The moon shines because it reflects the light coming from sun.

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Facts about the moon:

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  • The moon is made up of large dark volcanic rock.
  • The phases of the Moon are: New Moon, Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Crescent, New Moon.
  • The Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days.
  • The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite.
  • The Average distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 239,000 miles.
  • The speed in which the moon orbits the earth is at 2,300 miles an hour.
  • The Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth is located in between the Sun and the Moon.
  • The Solar eclipses occur when the Moon is between the Sun and Earth.
  • There are more than 300,000 craters on the moon.
  • A Super Full Moon appears brighter and larger than a normal full moon.
  • The Earth’s tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon.
  • The first person to set foot on the Moon was Neil Armstrong.

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