Do You Know The Interesting Facts About The Moon?

There are more than 400 trees from the Moon?

The Moon is known as light in the Earth at night, although it does not emit its own light. It happens because the Moon’s light comes from reflection of the Sun. That is a fact about the Moon. There are other facts about the Moon.

The interesting facts about the Moon:

  1. According a theory, the Moon was formed when a Mars-sized object crashed Earth about 4.5 billion years ago
  2. There are more than 400 trees in the Earth that original from the Moon. At 1971, Apollo 14 landed in the Moon with 3 astronauts. They are Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitcell. Roosa carried about 400-500 seeds from the Moon. Upon return to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service. Known as the “Moon Trees“, the resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States  and the world
  3. The Moon is satellite of the Earth? Maybe not. At 1999, the scientists found the asteroid with 5 km in width. It’s Cruithne. Cruithne is caught in a snare of Earth gravitation. The scientists believe that Cruithne is more appropriately called as Earth’s satellite
  4. No atmosphere on the Moon, so there is no twilight before nightfall
  5. There are craters in the Moon. Scientists found many craters in the Moon. Suspected, the craters are caused by crash of asteroid about 4.1 billion to 3.8 billion years ago
  6. The Moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun, but it is 400 times closer to the Earth. So from Earth, size of the Moon and size of the Sun look same
  7. Shape of the Moon is not round like a ball, but more like an egg
  8. There is quake in the Moon. Supposed, moonquake is caused by gravity of the Earth
  9. The Moon is more like a planet. The size of the Moon is bigger than Pluto. It is about ¼ of the Earth. Some scientists think that the moon is more like a planet. It refers to similarity orbit system of the Moon and the Earth. That’s why the Moon and the Earth are often called as double planet
  10. The Moon causes the tides. Gravity of the Moon pulls Earth water. It causes tides. Pull of gravity between the Moon and the Earth has interesting effect. A part of energy of the Earth’s rotation that pulled by the Moon causes Earth’s rotation slows down about 1.5 millisecond every 100 years
  11. Bye-bye the Moon. Every year the Moon ‘steal’ some energy of Earth’s rotation and then use them to push as far as 3.8 cm higher than its orbit. The scientists found that at the initial formation, the distance between the Moon and the Earth was 27,530 km. The Moon is 450,000 km from the Earth now. If gravity of the Earth is not too strong, the Moon will leave the Earth. It is not impossible.

(Image from Google)

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5 Responses to “Do You Know The Interesting Facts About The Moon?”
  1. Mr Arrogant Says...

    On March 1, 2013 at 11:09 am

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  2. dwisuka Says...

    On March 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    @Mr Arrogant: thanks for reading this.. :)


  3. Eunike Says...

    On March 4, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Wow. The moon. We used always longing to be there.


  4. spider Says...

    On March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    400 trees in the Earth that original from the Moon?

    They are originally from Earth. But they went to moon. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/moon_tree.html


  5. RBB1010 Says...

    On March 13, 2013 at 12:25 am

    You did an excellent job with this article about the moon, I learned a lot. Thanks for this share.


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