In this post, we’ll have a look on interesting facts and trivia’s about moon. The Moon is a natural satellite of Earth, which has been continuously orbiting around the Earth ever since its inception. Due to astronomical conditions it posses some unique characteristics, features and traits.
In this post we’ll discuss about some of the most interesting information that will help you learn more about Moon and space, of course.
1. Our Moon is the Fifth largest moon in solar system
There are so many solar systems and galaxies, each have the different number of planets and of course, moons. In our solar system other than Earth, other planets too have their personal moons, which keeps orbiting around them. The Earth’s moon which we are talking about hold the fifth position in the terms of size.
2. The crust of the moon is about 38 to 63 miles (60 to 100 kilometers) thick.
The crust or core or the Moon is made up of a rocky surface covered with regolith. Regolith is the layer of unconsolidated solid material covering the bedrock of a planet.
3. Moon affects your weight.
The varying pull of the moon causes tides, and it may also affect how much you weigh. The change in gravity affects your weight. Because, weight is equal to the mass of your body multiplied by the local acceleration of gravity. Weight on the Moon = (Weight on Earth/9.81m/s2) * 1.622m/s2
4. Moon doesn't shine.
Moon’s surface is actually dark, it doesn’t shine, but, reflects only 3-12% of the sun light it hits with. Due to tidal connectivity we only see the specific faces of the Moon at a time. So, we only see the glow that is reflected by the Moon.
5. Moon is 384,400 km away from Earth.
The Earth to the Moon have total distance of 384,400 km.In terms of miles, 238,855 miles away from Earth. And, in terms of Earth’s, it’s about 30 Earths away. Dur ke rishtedar.
6. Moon is second densest satellite in solar system.
The density of the Moon is 3.34 g/cm³ which is 60% of the Earth’s density and the mass is 7.35 x 1022 kg i.e. 1.2% of the Earth’s total mass.
7. Earth always sees Moon's same face.
The rate of spin of the Moon is tidally locked to the earth. So, we always see the same face of it.
8. The Moon is drifting away from Earth.
This drift is causing due to the action of the Earth’s tides. The moon remains in orbit due to the gravitational force exerted by Earth on it, but at the same it Moon also exerts some gravitational force, which causes the tidal bulges oceans.
And, this drifting away can cause serious problems on life on Earth. But, at present no need to worry, it will take billions of years from now. But, I hope, in near future, we’ll see any science fiction movie featuring this issue.
9. The Moon is formed because of a smackdown.
One theory suggests that, the Moon is formed when a giant object, some kind of a planet size rock collided with the proto-Earth.
10. There is water present on Moon.
The water on Moon is known as Lunar water. The water molecules are detected in the thin layers of gases on the lunar surface (Moon surface).
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