Tides Distance The moons orbit Astronauts on the moon The moon’s surface and features Gravity on the moon Moon’s phases
The tides are made by the moons gravity pullon the Earth. The moons gravity is very low soit pulls the tides up that is what the moonsgravity pull is. Tides are when the sea water level rises andfalls during the day. High tides occur on the side of Earth facing themoon.
The moon is about 384,403 km from Earth. The moons distance to the sun is always changingbecause of when it is at one side of the Earth it isfurther away from the sun than if it were on theother side. The moon is Earth’s closest neighbour. The moon stays the same distance away fromEarth because of the Earths gravity pull.
The moon takes about 27 days to orbit Earth. The moon also spins on its on axis. Together the moon and Earth orbit the sun.
Us astronauts were the first to land on themoon. On July 21st in 1969 Neil Armstrong and BuzzAldirin travelled in the Apollo 11 mission andlanded on the moon. They wore spacesuits to protect them from thechanging tempuratue.
The average diameter is 3,475 km The average radius is 1,737.10 km The equatorial radius 1,738.14 km The polar radius 1,735.97 km The moon appears bigger than it is. The moon is actually smaller than the stars andmuch smaller than the Sun. It is nearly four times smaller than Earth.
Scientists believe there is ice on the moon incraters. There is no atmosphere around the moon and nowind. The moon is made of rock from the Earth after amars sized body collided with Earth throwingchunks of Earth into space. Gravity bond thepieces together to create the moon. Scientists have not found life on the moon. The moon was probably made 4.6 billion yearsago.
Rocks on the moon are Basalt a volcanicrock, Breccia which is scattered crushed rockand Regolith which is dark greyish rock.
The moon has less gravity than Earth. People weigh a lot less on the moon because itis much smaller than Earth. If you can jump 1.m on Earth you can Jump4.m on the moon.
As the moon orbits Earth it appears to changeshape. These different shapes are called phases of themoon. The light of the sun lights the moon. The moon seems to change shape only becauseyour looking at the moon at a different anglethen another place.