Travelling by car will take 130 days to get to the moon, if cars could fly without speed limits. Travelling by rocket is a little bit better, 13 hours in a speedy thrust. Yet, travelling at the speed of light will take an impressive 1.52 seconds, like the blink of an eye.
Our MOON is 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away and it’s Earth’s only natural satellite in SYNCHRONOUS orbit. This is why we continue to see the same face of the moon year after year. And although we see the moon almost every night, it continues to fascinate mankind with questions as to why our nearest neighbor appears as it does in the sky.
How small is the moon compared to Earth?
What is the temperature on the moon?
How many astronauts have walked on the moon?
How does the moon shine?
How much would I weigh on the moon?
What causes a ring around the moon?
What is a blue moon?
How long does it take to travel to the moon?
How long is a day on the moon?
How fast does the moon travel around Earth?
Why does the moon follow me when I move?
With a unique perspective, Bill Nye will show us the unique qualities of our moon and why having one satellite matters. Watch!
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- In what direction does our moon orbit the Earth?
- What causes high and low tides?
- How much would you weigh on the moon?
- Why can’t we see the far (dark) side of the moon from Earth?
- Can you name all the phases of the moon?