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Interesting Facts About The Moon You Should Know

The brightest and largest object in our night sky, the Moon is a dusty ball of rock. The crust of the moon is composed mostly of oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, and aluminum. 
There are some interesting facts about the moon one should know:
It is the fifth-largest moon in the solar system. 

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The moon orbits the earth every 27.3 days.

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The first person to set foot on the moon was Neil Armstrong.

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The dark side of the moon is a myth.
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The rise and fall of the tides on earth is caused by the moon.
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The moon is drifting away from the earth.

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The US considered exploding a nuclear bomb on the moon in the 1950s.

 

There is no atmosphere on the moon.
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The moon has earthquakes.
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The “Man in the Moon” is an optical illusion.

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The diameter of the moon is the same distance from New York City to Arizona.

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There are over 500,000 craters on the Moon’s surface.

There is water on the moon.

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The Sun and the moon are not the same sizes.

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The Moon does not shine with its own light. 

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