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Moon Facts

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  1. Charlie S

    February 10, 2014 @ 7:09 pm          Reply

    The moon is not made of cheese its made of moon rock, I look out of my telescope and I saw the moon craters.

  2. Dani

    February 6, 2014 @ 8:12 am          Reply

    More facts about the Moon.

    Did you know?
    There is no such thing as Moonlight.Moonlight is simply the Sun’s light reflected off the Moons surface.The Moon itself gives off no light.

    Who was the first person on the moon?
    American astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first person on the Moon.As he left his landing craft on the 21 July 1969 he said “that’s one small step for men but one giant leap for manking”.

  3. Megan

    February 4, 2014 @ 4:48 pm          Reply

    I loved launching our rockets but mine didn’t get very far but I still loved it!!!????

  4. Dani

    February 1, 2014 @ 6:37 pm          Reply

    Hi i am in year 6 and i love writing facts about moon,planets so i have got some facts to share with you.

    The Moon is about a quarter of the size of Earth and measures 3476 kilometers wide.The Moon is Earths only natural satellite and is held in orbit by the pull of Earths gravity.It takes the Moon about four weeks to complete one orbit of the Earth.Our word month which means a period of about four weeks comes from the word Moon.

  5. James A

    January 6, 2014 @ 6:21 pm          Reply

    MOON FACTS
    The moon has no atmosphere
    It takes 27.3 days to orbit the Earth
    It takes 3 days to get to the moon
    It was made when a big Mars sided object crashed into the Earth

  6. Alex S

    January 5, 2014 @ 8:43 pm          Reply

    I have found out some interesting facts about the Moon
    – The Earth has one natural satellite which is the Moon
    – The tides of the seas on Earth are controlled by the Moon’s gravity pull.
    – On 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon.
    – He said ” One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind ”
    – One of the other astronauts, Buzz Aldrin said that the surface of the Moon was a powder like dust containing rocks and pebbles.

  7. Alex D

    January 5, 2014 @ 6:16 pm          Reply

    1)the first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong
    2)From Earth, we always see the same side of the moon, the other side is always hidden.
    3)About 49 moons would fit inside the earth

  8. Lucy

    January 5, 2014 @ 6:01 pm          Reply

    When astronauts went to the moon in 1969, it took three days in a spaceship to get there.

    The moon is covered with holes called craters and some are so big they could fit the city of London in.

  9. Hannah

    January 5, 2014 @ 5:56 pm          Reply

    1.The moon takes about 27 days to go all the way around the world.
    2.The moon has craters, mountains and valleys on it.
    3.The moon is about 4 and a half years old.

    • mrsarmstrong

      January 11, 2014 @ 3:02 pm          Reply

      Great facts Hannah 🙂
      Do you mean the moon is four and a half years old? I think its a bit older than that! 🙂

  10. Savannah

    January 5, 2014 @ 4:29 pm          Reply

    Facts About the Moon
    1.The Moon travels around the Earth.
    2.The Moon takes about 27 days to go all the way around the Earth.
    3.The Moon is 2,000 miles wide.
    4.The Moon has no atmosphere.
    5.There is no wind or weather on the Moon.
    6.The Moon reflects light from the sun.
    7.If the sun wasn’t there we wouldn’t see the Moon.
    8.Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

    • mrsarmstrong

      January 11, 2014 @ 3:04 pm          Reply

      My goodness! What a lot of facts Savannah – well done!
      Looking forward to using them in class next week 🙂

  11. Sam P

    January 5, 2014 @ 12:33 pm          Reply

    1) The moon travels around the earth just like the earth travels around the sun
    2) The moon is the only part of the solar system that people have been able to visit
    3) There is no air, no weather and no life

  12. May

    January 5, 2014 @ 10:38 am          Reply

    1. The moon is the second brightest object in our sky after the sun.

    2. The first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong.

    3. The moon controls the sea’s tides.

  13. Maisie

    January 5, 2014 @ 10:29 am          Reply

    The moon travels around the earth in a circle called an orbit and it takes about 27 days to go all the way round, it travels a distance of 1,423,000 miles. Also the moon is really ancient as it is 4.5 billion years old.

    When astronauts visit the moon they have special spacesuits to wear because there is no air. The suit gives them air, heat, water and even a built in toilet!

    • mrsarmstrong

      January 11, 2014 @ 3:14 pm          Reply

      I dread to think what the built in toilet must be like Maisie!
      Great facts – well done 🙂

  14. Maisie

    January 5, 2014 @ 10:21 am          Reply

    The moon travels around the earth in a circle called an orbit and it takes about 27 days to go all the way round, it travels a distance of 1,423,000 miles? Also the moon is really ancient as it is 4.5 billion years old.

    When astronauts visit the moon they have special spacesuits to wear because there is no air. The suit gives them air, heat, water and even a built in toilet!

  15. Daniel P

    January 5, 2014 @ 10:02 am          Reply

    1. The moon controls the earth’s tides.
    2. In the daytime on the moon it can be 134 degrees centigrade.
    3. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

    • mrsarmstrong

      January 11, 2014 @ 3:03 pm          Reply

      I didn’t know the moon could get so hot Daniel! You’ve taught me something today – well done!

  16. Charlie W

    January 5, 2014 @ 9:58 am          Reply

    I found out that a

    • mrsarmstrong

      January 11, 2014 @ 3:10 pm          Reply

      Phew! Its lucky you let me know these facts Charlie… I might have told everyone that the moon WAS made of cheese!
      Great fact about the ‘blue moon’ too 🙂 Well done.

  17. matthew

    January 5, 2014 @ 9:26 am          Reply

    the moons many craters were caused by asteroids and comets crashing into the surface over millions of years.
    Because there is no wind on the moon any footprints left by astronauts will stay there for millions of years.

  18. Harry J

    January 4, 2014 @ 2:22 pm          Reply

    1) The moon is 4.5 billion years old.
    2) The moon is 2,000 miles wide.
    3) The moon is about 250,000 miles away from Earth. If we travelled there by car it would take 130 days. If we travelled there in a Rocket it would take 13 hours and if we travelled there by Light speed it would take 1.52 seconds.
    4) The moon gets its light from the Sun. If the Sun wasn’t there we wouldn’t be able to see the Moon.
    5) The moon rises in the east and sets in the west.
    6) The moon travels around the Earth in a circle called an Orbit every 27 days.
    7) The first person to set foot on the moon was Neil Armstrong in 1969. The Spaceship he travelled in was called Apollo 11.

  19. William

    January 4, 2014 @ 1:32 pm          Reply

    When the spacemen first went into space they had to wear big heavy boots to keep them on the ground because there is no gravity. They have to wear a space suit and helmet. The space suit keeps them warm when its cold and cool when its warm. They have an oxygen tank on their back because there is no oxygen in space. I watched a video about the international space station, you can find it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kVxk6Drm2I

    • mrsarmstrong

      January 11, 2014 @ 3:11 pm          Reply

      So sorry for the delay with this William – I know you’ve been desperate to show me your video clip!
      I have watched it and its fab – thank you!
      We’ll watch it on Monday I promise!

  20. Mya

    January 3, 2014 @ 10:04 am          Reply

    Here is what i have found out about the moon……
    1.The moon is 239,000 miles away from the Earth.
    2.The moon is airless, waterless and lifeless.
    3.The dark areas on the Moon are known as the seas. They are huge expanses of smooth dark lava.

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Mya x

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 5:51 pm          Reply

      WOW Mya!
      Super facts about the moon I especially love the one where you have told us how the moon is waterless.

      Well done 🙂

  21. Jamie

    December 31, 2013 @ 4:04 pm          Reply

    1. The moon travels around the Earth in a circle called an orbit.

    2. The moon is about 4.5 billion years old.

    3. The moon rises in the east and sets in the west.

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 5:52 pm          Reply

      Super facts Jamie,

      Imagine how the moon must look and feel after 4.5 billion years!

      Well done 🙂

  22. Maddy

    December 31, 2013 @ 11:38 am          Reply

    I have found out that

    we would not be able to breathe on the moon. We would need oxygen masks.

    it is really hot on the moon at midday. Water would boil without even heating it. At night it is very cold. Your body would freez.

    Tonight (31st December) the moon will be a waning cresent. You will see a very thinwhite line. Tomorrow is a new moon. It is a dark circle. 15th January is the next full moon. It will be a white circle. Try and spot them from your bedroom window!!!!

    Have a Happy New Year.

    Love from Maddy.

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 5:54 pm          Reply

      Fantastic facts here Maddy,
      I cannot wait to see the full moon on the 15th January 🙂

      well done.

  23. millie

    December 31, 2013 @ 8:30 am          Reply

    The moon is hot in the daytime but at night it is cold,
    The tides in the sea are made from the gravitational pull from the moon
    From earth we only see one side of the moon, the other side is hidden.
    We can have a full moon and a new moon and a crescent moon

  24. Daisy

    December 30, 2013 @ 1:31 pm          Reply

    The moon is 4 and a half billion years old.
    It takes about 27 days to go all the way around the Earth.
    The moon’s gravitational pull makes the ocean waves.
    Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on 21st July 1969.
    The most recent landing on the moon was on 14th December 2013 by the Chinese lunar rover called Jade Rabbit.

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 5:56 pm          Reply

      WOW well done Daisy!

      You have found some fantastic facts here,
      Imagine landing on the moon for the first time…

      🙂

  25. Jamie

    December 27, 2013 @ 7:06 pm          Reply

    1. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He said it was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
    2. The moon is 250,000 miles from earth. It would take about 130 days to get there by car or 13 hours by rocket.
    3. From earth we only see one side of the moon. The other side is always turned away from us.

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 5:59 pm          Reply

      Well done Jamie, you have found some brilliant facts about the moon here! I really like the one about it taking 13 hours by rocket- it certainly is very far away!
      🙂

  26. mrsarmstrong

    December 17, 2013 @ 2:40 pm          Reply

    Wow! What amazing facts – Well done so far…
    I’m looking forward to this topic already!
    Have a lovely Christmas 🙂

  27. Eve

    December 15, 2013 @ 6:07 pm          Reply

    on july 16 1969 the apollo 11 spacecraft left earth at 9:32 in the
    morning earlier apollo missions had praticed spending time in space and
    orbiting the moon.

  28. Tomas

    December 15, 2013 @ 4:55 pm          Reply

    The moon is 4.5 billion years old.
    The moon is 250,000 miles from earth – it would take 130 days by car, 13 hours by rocket and 1.52 seconds by light speed to get there.
    It takes about 27 days for the moon to orbit the earth.
    The moon rises in the east and sets in the west.
    The surface of the moon is made of craters, lava plains, mountains and valleys. (Not cheese!)

  29. Emily H

    December 15, 2013 @ 9:59 am          Reply

    I like the moon, I would like to go one day!
    The moon is 4.5 billion years old.
    It would take 130 days to travel to the moon by car from earth. The moon is about 250,000 miles from earth.
    Water was found on the moon in November 2009.
    The second full moon occurring in a calendar month is called a blue moon. The last was seen on 31 December 2009.
    This happens once every three years on average.
    This was fun!
    Happy Christmas everyone!
    Emily H x

  30. Megan

    December 15, 2013 @ 9:21 am          Reply

    Did you know that the moon does not give out any of its own light. We can only see it because the sun shines on it. The moon takes 27 days to spin around once and 27 days to go all the way around the earth too. We never see one side of the moon because it is always facing away from us.

  31. Emily F

    December 14, 2013 @ 10:57 am          Reply

    The moon looks round but is actualy a sphere
    The moon formed about 4 and a half billion years ago
    It is the brightest object in the sky after the sun

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 6:01 pm          Reply

      Well done Emily for finding three brilliant facts about the moon!

      Can you think of a simile to describe how bright the moon is? (As bright as….)

      Good luck- 🙂

  32. Jacob

    December 11, 2013 @ 6:14 pm          Reply

    1) The rise and fall of the tides on Earth are caused by the Earths gravitational pull.

    2) A person would weigh much less on the moon.

    3) The moon has only been walked on by 12 people. ( all American Males)

    • Miss Lyon

      January 6, 2014 @ 6:03 pm          Reply

      WOW! Well done Jacob for being the first person to find such amazing facts.

      I might have to fly to the moon now so that we can say women have walked on it too. 🙂

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