Thursday, 25 February 2016

Some interesting facts about Moon

Some interesting facts about Moon

1. Distance from Earth – 3,82,200 km.

2. Diameter – 3,475 km.

3. Mass (with respect to Earth) – 1 : 8.1.

4. Ratio of Gravitational Pull of Moon and Earth – 1 : 6.

5. Part of Moon not visible from Earth – 41 %.

6. Maximum distance from Earth (Apogee) – 4,06,000 km.

7. Minimum distance from Earth (Periqee) – 3,64,000 km.

8. Revolution period around Earth – 27 days, 7 hrs, 43 min and 11.47 sec.

9. Rotation Period – 27 days, 7 hrs, 43 min and 11.47 sec.

10. Atmosphere – Absent.

11. Highest mountain – 35,000 ft (Leibnitz Mts.).

12. Time taken by moonlight to reach Earth – 1.3 second.

13. Rotation Speed – 3,680 kmph.

14. Speed of revolution around Earth – 3,680 kmph.

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