- It takes the moon 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 11.6 seconds to make a complete orbit around the earth. The moon orbits the Earth in a counterclockwise direction.
- A lunar month is the time it takes the moon to complete all of its phases from New Moon to New Moon. This cycle takes approximately 29.5 days.
- The moon is 4.5 billion years old.
- The surface of the moon is made up of craters, mountains, plains and valleys.
- There is no atmosphere on the moon, which means there is no air to breathe.
- There is no weather or wind on the moon, so the footprints left by the astronauts will remain visible for millions of years.
- Water was discovered on the moon in 2007.
- The moon is 2,000 miles wide.
- The moon is about 250,000 miles from the Earth. If you were driving to the moon in a car, it would take you 130 days.
- The moon has no light source of its own. It shines at night because it reflects the light from the sun.
Experiment in Perception
Exploring the Moon
NOVA: To The Moon
Once in a Blue Moon
Phases of the Moon
Planets, Moons & Stars
The Earth’s Moon
The Moon as Seen From the Northern Hemisphere
Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures
Wikipedia: The Moon
Zoom Astronomy: The Moon