11 Facts You Did Not Know About Moon

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Facts About Moon

1. A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average.

2. No man has been on the Moon in the last 41 years.

3. The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.

4. The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.

5. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.

6. It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).

7. The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse happens because —by pure chance— the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the exact same size in the sky.

8. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, they honored soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by leaving behind one of his medals.

9. The Moon is not round, but egg shaped.

10. Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth.

11 Facts You Did Not Know About Moon

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