The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite. The distance to the Moon from the Earth is about 384.403 km, 9.6 times the Earth's circumference. The Moon always keeps the same side towards the Earth and orbits it approximately once a month. In fact the word "month" is derived from the word "moon".
The Moon often lights up the night and could therefore be called the ‘sun of the night’.

Birt:
April 18, 2010
Höfundur:
Náttúran
Uppruni:
Náttúran.is
Tilvitnun:
Náttúran „Tunglið“, Náttúran.is: April 18, 2010 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2007/05/17/tungli/ [Skoðað:July 19, 2019]
Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: May 17, 2007
breytt: April 18, 2010

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