10 Weird Things That You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

10 Weird Things That You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

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Whether full moon or a new moon or eclipsed moon, looking at it on a clear night gives an amazing feeling. There are only a few things more satisfying than looking up into the sky on a clear night and seeing the moon. There’s something cool about watching the moon pass through its many phases.

We start learning about our moon and how it works at an early age, so we must know it all by now, right? Well, maybe not. Here are a few facts about the moon that you probably weren’t taught in school and don’t know till now. Be ready to be blown away.

1. It might be Earth’s twin   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-0

Some people consider our moon to be the Earth’s twin! Due to it’s large size and strange orbit, there are a few people out there who actually think of our moon as its own planet.

2. It’s probably used as a burial ground   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-1

Technically people are not buried on the moon, the ashes of former NASA scientist Eugene Shoemaker were scattered across the moon’s surface. It was his dying wish.

3. It might have been inhabited once   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-2

Some photos of the moon’s surface show things that NASA can’t explain. Some people believe that these phenomena are an evidence of a previous inhabitation. Since the photos are so grainy and obscured, however, it’s hard to tell exactly what the images are showing. Did an advanced race live on the moon long before humans started poking around up there? We may never know.
In Hindu Ithihas (History + Mythology) Ramayana, there are nunerous stories of people living on moon. Given the ancient accounts of these references and the unexplainable things on moon, it might not be too outrageous to say people inhabited Moon once.

4. Shadows are darker on the moon   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-3

When astronauts first started visiting the moon, they noticed that their shadows were much darker than usual. This causes numerous problems for researchers to this day, since these dark shadows sometimes make it hard for astronauts to see what they’re doing up there. It’s hard to avoid stepping into a crater when your shadow is too dark and dense to see through.

5. Moon dust can cause breathing problems   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-4

The moon’s chalky debris is so fine that it has been known to move right through astronauts’ helmets and into their noses, mouths and obviously lungs. It defintely causes breathing problems.

6. Low gravity makes playing on the Moon difficult   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-5

It may seem like fun to jump around in low gravity, but it has actually caused a ton of problems for astronauts, especially back in the early days of space exploration. Back then, their suits were so heavy that they were forced to move painfully slowly using kangaroo-like leaps.

7. It has moonquakes   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-6

We have earthquakes down here and Moon has moonquakes up there that can reach a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale.

8. People litter on the moon, too   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-7

On the moon, there is an alarmingly large amount of trash left over from experiments. Some astronauts have even left their poo bags up there.

9. Moon’s phases affect sleep patterns   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-8

Moon’s different phases affect the sleep patterns on people down here. A woman’s body cycles are directly connected to the moon’s cycles. Moon does affect us.

10. Nobody knows how it came to be   10-facts-about-moon-blow-your-mind-9

This is the icing on the cake. No scientist ever knew how Moon came into existence. It looks like it appeared from nowhere.
These are cool facts, aren’t they? They make you want to become an astronaut? Ok, if you ever go to the Moon, do check these facts.

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