Moon & me

by Amir Pedram June. 28, 2008 2351 views

The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite and the fifth largest natural satellite in the Solar System.The average centre-to-centre distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,403 km, about thirty times the diameter of the Earth. The Moon's diameter is 3,474 km, a little more than a quarter that of the Earth. This means that the Moon's volume is about 2 percent that of Earth and the pull of gravity at its surface about 17 percent that of the Earth. The Moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth every 27.3 days , and the periodic variations in the geometry of the Earth–Moon–Sun system are responsible for the lunar phases that repeat every 29.5 days .

By : Amir Reza Pedram

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Magdalena 12 years, 6 months ago

^^ I like it !!! :)

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Akmal 12 years, 6 months ago

perfect colour of sky!!

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Bhim 12 years, 6 months ago

superb shot
informative caption

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