Days and Nights

A day on the Moon, known as a lunar day, lasts about 29.5 Earth days, and so does a night. Extreme variation in temperature and sunlight can be challenging for future lunar explorers.

No Atmosphere

There is no weather, no wind, and no protection from the Sun's harmful radiation or meteoroids on Moon. Astronauts need to wear spacesuits to survive!


Similar to Earthquakes but caused by the gravitational pull of Earth. Some can be mild, while others are quite strong, making the Moon's surface rumble.

Regolith-Unique Soil

Regolith: layer of fine dust on lunar surface.  It's sharp and abrasive and sticks to everything. Astronauts found it clung to their spacesuits and equipment during Apollo missions

The Dark Side

In reality, the Moon's far side receives same amount of sunlight as the side facing Earth. However, it's called the Dark side because it's never visible from Earth due to synchronous rotation.

Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon. Lunar eclipses are more common than solar eclipses and can be seen from anywhere on the night side of Earth.

Frozen Water

Water ice has been discovered on the Moon, primarily in permanently shadowed craters at the lunar poles. This finding is essential for future lunar explorations.

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