Moon

Moon

Monday, March 25, 2019

Our Moon makes Earth a more livable planet by moderating our home planet's wobble on its axis, leading to a relatively stable climate, and creating a rhythm that has guided humans for thousands of years. The Moon was likely formed after a Mars-sized body collided with Earth and the debris formed into the most prominent feature in our night sky. -[NASA]

Parent Object: Earth

Changing Data

Rises:
00:34:00
Sets:
09:39:00
Apparent Magnitude:
-12.4
Illumination:
75%
Size (")
1856.2
Distance in light minutes:
0.0
Distance in miles:
239,826
Distance in AU:
0.00258

Orbital Data

Rotational Period:
0.07480355
Orbital Period:
27.322
Periapsis:
3.631 * 105 km
Apoapsis:
4.057 * 105 km
Epoch:
1975.0000
Inclination:
5.16°
Semi-Major Axis:
3.844 * 105 km
Orbit Circumference:
2.413 * 106 km
Eccentricity:
0.0554
Ascending Node:
248.640°
Axial Tilt:
6.68°
Albedo:
06%
Color BV:
0.46
Color UV:
Equatorial Diameter:
3.475 * 103 km
Equatorial Circumference:
1.092 * 104 km
Surface Area:
3.794 * 107 km2
Surface Gravity:
1.624 m/s2
Surface Temperature:
-233 - 123
Mass:
7.348 * 1022 kg
Volume:
2.19717 * 1010 km3
Density:
3.344 g/cm3
Absolute Magnitude:
0.21