There is an Italian saying, “If the sun shines on me, I don’t care about the moon. This is an open comment because the earth satellite is something simple that is not worth considering. But hey, man, go to the moon.” Yes, but they do not walk in the sun.
Incidentally, my advice about this thing moving towards the sun: you try it at night, it is very cold. However, I am going to tell you the most interesting facts about the moon. And it may change your mind about the simplicity of the moon.
22 Amazing Moon Facts You Know Nothing About
- The existence of the moon was the result of a collision. Scientists believe it was made of Earth debris and another space object that was close to the size of Mars when they collided with each other.
- The moon is not an ideal sphere. Due to the gravity of the earth, its shape is more like an egg.
- The Moon is the closest satellite to the Sun, because Mercury and Venus, which are closer to the Sun than the Earth, do not have satellites. Maybe they have cable.
- With an average diameter of 2,159 miles, Jupiter’s satellites are the 5th largest in the solar system, after Guinea-Bissau, Callisto, and Lou, and Saturn’s Titan.
- We can often see solar eclipses, but lunar eclipses occur only once every several hundred years.
- The moon looks like it is about the size of the sun. The star is about 400 times larger than the satellite, but surprisingly it is also 400 times farther away from us. That is why they appear to be equal in dimensions as seen from the surface of the earth.
- Although the moon looks really bright, its ability to reflect sunlight is 3 times less than that of the earth. Therefore, in the combined images, they appear to illuminate the moon artificially.
- It will take about 300,000 moons to produce as much light at night as it does at noon. About 206,000 of them will have to be filled.
- The moon is moving 1.5 inches away from the earth every year. It used to be about 14,000 miles from Earth, and now – about 250,000. In about 600 million years, the Earth’s visual size will be so small that it will be there. Don’t have a total solar eclipse. If you’re still around, leave me a comment below.
- The moon causes high and low waves on the earth. The moon’s gravity affects the oceans. The highest waves can be seen on the full or new moon.
- The moon has a lot of temperature fluctuations. Near the Moon’s equator, temperatures rise from -279 F at night to +260 F in the afternoon. I think I will dress in layers.
- One day of the moon is equal to about 29 days on earth. It takes so long for the sun to cross the moon’s sky.
- People always see one side of the moon. Earth’s gravitational field slows down the Moon’s rotation around its axis. That is why it takes the moon as long to revolve around its axis as it does to revolve around the earth.
- It was only in 1959 that people could finally see the other side of the moon, thanks to the image of the Russian spacecraft “Luna3”.
- The second part of the moon is more mountainous than what we see from the earth. This can be explained by the gravity of the earth, which thinned the visible side layer of the moon.
- The craters on the moon were first named after famous scientists, artists, and researchers, and later – after American and Russian astronauts.
- The largest crater on the moon is named Aitken by an American astronomer and has a diameter of 1240 miles. In fact, it is the second-largest crater in the solar system.
- Earthquakes occur on the surface of the moon. These are due to the gravity of the earth, and their centers are many miles below the surface of the moon.
- The gravity of the moon is only 1/6 of the gravity of the earth. If you weigh 100 pounds here, you will weigh only 17 pounds on the surface of the moon. You will also be able to cover 6 times the distance and 6 times more weight.
- Although easy to walk, it is also more dangerous. An astronaut’s foot, in a heavy spacesuit, can sink to the depths of the moon up to 6 inches deep.
- The earliest traces of rubbish on the moon are part of an investigation that was sent there to find out if it was possible to land on the moon’s surface. In 1960, it was speculated that the moon was covered with quicksands, making it impossible for astronauts to land. As you know, this theory proved to be wrong.
- Although this is not a bad thing at all, since there is a “dance” like dust at sunset and sunrise. It floats on the surface of the moon because electromagnetic forces float the particles.