Thursday, 6 June 2013

Science Facts Thursday: Moon Facts Part One

It's Science facts Thurday!

Moon Facts: Part One

As the Moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the Sun, the Sun's rays are blocked at different times, giving the impression the Moon is changing shape. These are called phases.
It takes the Moon to orbit the Earth approximately one month. The diagram below shows the different phases.

Phases of the Moon.

 Contrary to popular belief, and Wallace and Gromit, the Moon actually isn't made of cheese (I know, crazy right?!). Which is a shame because vegans could enjoy the tasty deliciousness of a melted cheese slice on top of a tasty meat free burger. I have never tried cheeseless cheese.
The Moon is actually made of rock stuff .
Moon Burger. Nom nom.

 Back in the old days, when the internet didn't exist, unless somewhere in the future someone mastered time travel and took an iPhone back and said 'How do you like these apples', NASA made several attempts to reach the moon, it wasn't until 1969 were chums Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin hopped aboard Apollo 11 and successfully made it to the Moon. They spent two hours there exploring and having a picnic. Since then, 12 Apollo astronauts have visited the Moon.

Me and Sloth having a picnic on the Moon with some of our favourite essentials.  Sloth's cups of tea unfortunately 'floated' away.

So there you have it, your first dose of Moon facts, stay tuned for more interesting Science facts next Thursday!


  1. Aw! Great illustrations to go with the information. ♥ I love Space too, it's so weird.

    Keep blogging!

    1. Aww thankyou ♥ It's so fascinating isn't it!


  2. Ah love the illustrations of you and sloth :) Have a great weekend!
    Sofia G


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