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Fun Moon Facts
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Billion Years Old
The Moon is estimated to be 4.527 billion years old. Can you believe it?
Miles From Earth
The Mooon is 238,900 miles (or 384,400 km) from Earth. Not Bad!
Days Between New Moons
It takes the Moon 29.5 days to orbit the Earth.
Percent Less Gravity
A 150 pound person would only weight 25 pounds on the Moon!
Interesting Moon Facts
Here’s Why The Full Moon And Moon Phases Are So Cool!
HOW OLD IS THE MOON
Great first question! The world’s greatest mathematicians have counted the Moon’s birthday’s and determined that the Moon is approximately 4.527 billion years. Pretty old, right?
HOW FAR AWAY IS THE MOON?
Accordingly to the latest calculations, the Moon is approximately 238,900 miles (or 384,400 km) away from the Earth. It would take you 130 days to reach the Moon traveling by car or 13 hours by rocketship.
Is a Blue Moon Really Blue?
Unfortunately that is just a myth. A Blue Moon is the occurrence of a second full moon in a single month. They are still pretty rare though!
Do Full Moons Affect the Tides?
They can! In general, the tide is greatest when the Moon is either a New Moon or a Full Moon, However, even at this powerful point, the force is still relatively weak, causing tidal differences of inches at most.
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