The Moon Facts

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  • The Moon
    • Diameter- 3500km
    • Distance from the Earth- 380 000km
    • Strength of gravity- 1/6 of the Earth's due to its relatively small mass
    • Rotational and orbital period- 27.3 days
    • The far side of the moon is not visible from Earth
    • The far side of the moon was first observed with a dual lensed camera on the unmanned Soviet probe- Luna 3 in October 1959. The images were then transmitted back to Earth.


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