Moon - Some Facts

Average distance from Earth - 3,84,365 km


Diameter - 3,476 km

Ratio of diameter of moon to that of earth - 1 : 3.7

Rotation speed - 27 days, 2hrs, 43 min & 11.47Sec.

Revolution Speed - 27 days, 7hrs, 43 min & 11.47 Sec.

Time taken by moonlight to reach earth - 1.3 Sec

Percent of surface visible from earth - 59%

First man to reach moon - Neil Armstrong and Edvin Aldrin on Apollo XI (1969)

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