Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moon Facts

There has been a lot of talk this week about the moon. We just celebrated the 40th aniversary of the moon landing so I dug up some interesting moon facts. Enjoy!~






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  • The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the Earth. 
  • The moon is about 1/4 the size of the Earth. 
  • The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth's rotation of 1000 miles per hour. 
  • In a survey conducted in 1988, 13% of those surveyed believed that the moon is made of cheese. 
  • When Alan Sheppard was on the moon, he hit a golf ball and drove it 2,400 feet, nearly one half a mile. 
  • In China, the dark shadows that are on the moon are called "the toad in the moon". 
  • The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth's rotation of 1000 miles per hour. 
  • The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres


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