During its history, the Moon experienced tragic moments. Three to four million years ago our satellite was subjected to "Late heavy bombardment." In those distant times, meteorites harshly bombarded the Moon and our planet.
On the Moon, gravity is 6 times weaker than the earth's gravity. If it is possible to hold athletic competitions there, a record jump in height would be equal to 15 meters.
Speaking of interesting facts about the moon, we will consider the dimensions and distances. With dimensions 400 times smaller than those of the Sun, the Moon is closer to our planet 400 times. Therefore, for earthlings, the solar and lunar dimensions seem to be the same.
The lunar crust occupies only 2-4% of its total weight, while for the total mass of the Earth the crust is 30%.
The sun moves every day and year by the same route along the horizon. At the Moon, however, the movement follows a complex cycle, lasting 18.6 years. To trace this intricate cycle of civilization of antiquity, special structures were built.
At the dawn of its inception - four and a half billion years ago, the distance from the Earth to 22 530 km, the Moon was 3 times higher than its current size.
Lunar attraction reduces the speed of earth rotation. Therefore, now the days have become longer than before the formation of the moon.
In Ireland, the oldest map of the Moon - on a tombstone aged 5 thousand years - was found. Previously known was created by the great Leonardo da Vinci in 1505, the image of the surface of the moon.