ContentsDistanceSizeOrbitEclipsesTemperatureWhat is the Moon made ofWhat are the shapes of the Moon
Distance The average distance away from earth is 384,403km. It can get closer or further away. If we were walking to the moon It would be like walking from our school to thebeehive in Wellington and back for 1 year and 2 weeks
Size Its size is 3476km It is 400 times smaller than the sun For another way to understand, you could put 50jellybeans inside a jar: each jelly-bean represents a moon the jar represents the earth.
The Moons orbit The Moon orbits Earth, once every 27.3 days, And always has the same face turned toward us.The moon orbits around the earth, this is called theecliptic plane. The sun stays where it is. The earth movesaround the sun and our moon moves around the earth.
Eclipses A eclipse is when the earth and moon cross over eachother causing shadows. There are two main eclipses asolar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. a lunar eclipse is when the moon comes between theearth and the sun. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes in front of thesun. A lunar eclipse only occurs at a full moon. While watching a solar eclipse you have to wear safetygoggles.
Temperature The temperature on the moon can be as cold as -153°Cduring the night, and can reach up to 107°C in the day.
What is the moon made of. The surface of the moon is made of mostly basaltrock.it also contains oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron,calcium, and aluminium.
What are the shapes of the moon. Crescent Half Three quarters Full Three quarters Half Crescent This repeats in this order!