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Facts about the moon



Facts about the moon show that the moon has no atmosphere. It is through atmosphere that light is spread, and sound waves can travel. With the lack of atmosphere, no sounds can be heard on moon. If someone was to speak, he would not be heard.
The sky stays black, unlike the earth where light spreads to give the sky a blue color. The moon is the only surface other than earth, that has been stepped on by human beings. Foot prints on the moon will be there for millions of years. The first manned moon landing was on July 16,1969. Astronauts were on a mission to discover as many facts about the moon as they could.
The last moon landing was three years later on December 7, 1972.

The moon affects the earth in so many ways. Tides on Earth are caused mostly by the Moon. Facts about the moon show that the Moon's gravity pulls on Earth's oceans. High tide aligns with the Moon as Earth spins underneath. Another high tide occurs on the opposite side of the planet because gravity pulls Earth toward the Moon more than it pulls the water.
Facts about the moon show that there are several lunar phases the moon goes through. New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter phases are considered to be primary phases and their dates and times are published in almanacs and on calendars. The cycle of the phases is shorter than most calendar months, the phase of the Moon at the very beginning of the month usually repeats at the very end of the month. When there are two Full Moons in a month, which happens on average every 2 1/2 years, the second one is called a Blue Moon. There is still so much left for us to explore.We will be discovering more facts about the moon in years to come. Space exploration is getting more sophisticated every year. The possibilities are endless.

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