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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:05 pm
We have opted to use the figures that are quoted by NASA on its Website: The temperature at the lunar equator ranges from an extremely low minus 280 degrees F (minus 173 degrees C) at night to a very high 260 degrees F (127 degrees C) in the daytime. In some deep craters near the moon's poles, the temperature is always near minus 400 degrees F (minus 240 degrees C).
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 pm
During a lunar eclipse, as the moon moves into the Earth's shadow, the surface temperature can plunge about 500 degrees F (300 degrees C) in less than 90 minutes.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 pm
It is possible to tell time on the moon.  In fact, back in 1970, Helbros Watches asked Kenneth L. Franklin, who for many years was the chief astronomer at New York's Hayden Planetarium, to design a watch for moon walkers that measures time in what he called "lunations," the period it takes the moon to rotate and revolve around the Earth; each lunation is exactly 29.530589 Earth days.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 pm
For the moon, Franklin developed a system he called "lunar mean solar time," or Lunar Time (LT).   He envisioned local lunar time zones similar to the standard time zones of Earth, but based on meridians that are 12-degrees wide (analogous to the 15-degree intervals on Earth).  "They will be named unambiguously as '36-degree East Zone time,' etc., although 'Copernican time,' 'West Tranquillity time' and others may be adopted as convenient."   A lunar hour was defined as a "lunour," and decilunours, centilunours and millilunours were also introduced.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Interestingly, one moon watch was sent to the president of the United States at the time, Richard M. Nixon, who sent a thank you note to Franklin. The note and another moon watch were kept in a display case at the Hayden Planetarium for several years.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:07 pm
According to a veritable theory, the moon was formed when a rock, the same size as Mars, rammed into Earth, just before the onset of the formation of the solar system, approximately 4.5 billion years ago.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:07 pm
The moon takes 27.3 days to revolve once. The moon also takes the same number of days to orbit Earth once, which explains why we only see one side of the moon.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:07 pm
The distance of the moon from the earth is 280,000 miles. When the moon was created, it was about 14,000 miles away. This is proof that the moon is slowly drifting away from Earth. It’s drifting away at a rate of about 3.78 cm each year, which is equal to the rate at which human fingernails grow.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:07 pm
. It would take you 135 days to reach the moon by car, driving at 70 mph.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Lunar rainbows, sometimes known as moonbows, are rainbows resulting from light reflecting off the moon. They typically appear white, since the light is normally too faint for the naked eye.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:08 pm
. To the naked eye, the moon appears bright, but it’s actually very dark, with the reflective power of coal. It’s able to reflect light because of the opposition effect. It loses its shadow when it comes directly in line with light source such as the sun.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:08 pm
. The first spaceship to land humans on the moon was the Apollo 11 in 1969. The two humans were two Americans, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Adrian. Neil Armstrong was the first to step out on the surface of the moon.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:08 pm
The Moon Buggies (lunar roving vehicles), specially designed and manufactured for lunar driving, were used in the Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17. Boeing was the company responsible for designing and manufacturing these lunar roving vehicles.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:08 pm
The age of the oldest rock collected on moon is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 pm
tallest mountain on the moon is Mons Huygens. It’s estimated to be 4, 700 meters tall, slightly half the height of Mount Everest, which stands at 8848 meters.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 pm
. Although more studies are being conducted, most scientists converge to the fact that the moon has small amounts of water.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 pm
The moon is typically extremely hot during the day and cold during the night, with average surface temperatures of 107 degrees Celsius in the day and -153 degrees Celsius during the night.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 pm
The tides experienced on Earth are chiefly caused by the gravitational pull of the moon.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 pm
The moon’s deepest craters are about 4,500 meters.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
The dust particles found on the moon are severely toxic since the particles are significantly small and jagged.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
The United States Flags planted by the first explorers appear white in color today due to the bleaching effect of the nearby sun.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
The phrase ‘’once in a blue moon” actually means once in 2.5 years.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
1835 was the year of the “Great Moon Hoax.” The New York Sun Newspaper published numerous articles purporting that alien life had been discovered on the moon.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
The 160 rocks brought from the moon by the Apollo 11 and 17 missions are missing today.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm
The moon’s surface consists of a large number of impact craters from asteroids and comets that have been colliding with the surface for many years. Since the moon doesn’t have an atmosphere or weather, these craters have been well preserved.
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