Parcel’s Post: Gales of Trivia

The moon is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in our solar system. Here is some interesting trivia about the moon that you may or may not know:

  1. Earth’s moon is the fifth largest moon in the solar system.
  2. Earth’s moon is about 238,855 miles away from the Earth, and it takes about 27.3 days for it to orbit the Earth.
  3. The surface of the moon is covered in a layer of fine gray powder called regolith, made up of small fragments of rock and dust.
  4. Earth’s moon has no atmosphere, no weather, and no water, making it a harsh environment for humans to live on.
  5. The dark side of Earth’s moon is a myth, it’s not dark, just the side that faces away from the Earth.
  6. Earth’s moon has a measurable effect on our oceans and seas. The tides’ rise and fall is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth’s oceans.
  7. The ancient Egyptians worshiped the moon as the god Thoth.
  8. Earth’s moon is the largest relative moon to its host planet.
  9. Earth’s moon has no light of its own, it reflects the sun’s light, that’s why it shines so bright.

So next time you look up at the moon appreciate its importance in our world. More space-related trivia to come later in March!