2Moon Facts No atmosphere or water Temperature Range: 100oC to -170oC Moon’s gravity is 1/6th as strong as Earth’sDiameter is less than the distance across the U.S.Craters are formed from impacts of meteoroids and rocks from space.Maria are dark flat areas.
4Why do we see the Moon?The Moon does not shine on its own. It is illuminated by the Sun.Like the Earth, Half the moon is always lit by the sun.
5Motions of the Moon1 Moon Year = 27.3 days to revolve around the Earth1 Moon Day = 27.3 days to rotate on its axis one timeRotation = Revolution(orbit)Which means…….
6Why do we only see the same side of the Moon?Because the Moon’s rotation on its axis and its revolution around the Earth is the same.We always see the Near Side!!!
7Sides of the Moon We only see the Near side of the Moon. We cannot view the Far side of the Moon from Earth.Misunderstanding…There is no ‘dark side’ of the moon. It gets sunlight, we just cannot view it from Earth.