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The Moon's Faces

Last Quater

Waxing Gibbous


Waning Gibbous

Third Quater

Wanning Cresent

New Moon

Waxing Cresent

As the moon oribts Earth,we see the bright part of the moon's surface at diffrent angles. This is called phases of the moon.

When the moon is 180 degrees away from the sun, the Earth and moon form a line. The moon is fully lit by thesun. This is called a full moon.

The moon's orbit is when the moon orbits around the Earth. It takes 27 days.

Fun Facts:1. Mons Huygens is the tallest mountain on the Moon, it is 4700 metres tall, just over half the height of Mt Everest (8848m).

2.The Moon is drifting away from the Earth. The Moon is moving approximately 3.8 cm away from our planet every year. It is estimated that it will continue to do so for around 50 billion years. By the time that happens, the Moon will be taking around 47 days to orbit the Earth instead of the current 27.3 days.

3. The Moon has only been walked on by 12 people; all American males.The first man to set foot on the Moon in 1969 was Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission, while the last man to walk on the Moon in 1972 was Gene Cernan on the Apollo 17 mission. Since then the Moon has only be visited by unmanned vehicles.


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