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Fun Facts About the Moon

 Lunar Interesting Information 

 
Fun Facts about the Moon.  Humans have been obsessed with the Moon since the dawning of civilisation.   When we look up into the night sky, it conjures up deep thoughts of our place in the universe.   In our recent history we now have a fuller knowledge to understand this celestial being. 


The Moon Landings

 1969-1974 served to expand this information and knowledge.  By 1974 the US Government felt that they could not justify the cost to continue to visit the Moon.  Humans have not returned since.  However in 2024 the Americans are planning to go back to the Moon.  In celebration of this we wanted to share this #Blog with you with you.
 

Fun Facts about the Moon

 
  • It is estimated that our Moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago (around 30-50 million years after the formation of the solar system)  We all look up to the night sky and since the dawning of time humans have wondered 
  • A common theory is that it was once part of the Earth and was formed from a chunk that broke away due to another huge object colliding with earth when it was relatively young
  • The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres. Earth is about 80 times the volume than the Moon, but both are about the same age. The earth is 81 times heavier than the moon
  • The moon Orbits our planet every 27.3 days Orbiting at a distance of 384,400 miles from earth and at a speed of 2,300 miles an hour
  • Temperatures on the moon range from 123 Celsius to 233 Celsius and Just 59% of the moon’s surface is visible from earth
  • There are more than 300,000 craters on the moon that are each more than 1km wide
  • Most people think the moon is round in shape, when in fact it is actually shaped like an egg
  • Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, mars 2, and earth just one

Moon Land

Did you know that it is possible to now buy land on the Moon? A U.K. based company has been given the unique opportunity to sell an Acre of Land on Moon to their customers .  They do this through a website called www.starnaminggifts.co.uk and they are a company we know to have had a great reputation for providing this service.  Plus you get to buy Lunar Land and own an Acre on the Moon before almost anyone else.  Simply visit  https://www.starnaminggifts.co.uk/product/acre-moon/

Moon Lovers, or anyone that is a space enthusiast, would like this great gift.   We will never know how our world would have changed without the moon.  It’s our closest neighbour and we have to admit that we love it!

Fellow Moon lovers can always find out more just by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon

Nasa also have some amazing information : https://www.nasa.gov

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