Moon Questions and Answers

Moon Question and Answers

How far away is the moon?

  The Moon is 384,400 (three hundred eighty forty thousand, four hundred) kilometers away from Earth.

Is the Moon bigger than the Sun?

The Moon is not bigger than the Sun.

How big is the Moon?

  It takes four Moons to equal the diameter of the Earth.

Why can a person jump higher on the Moon?

  You can jump higher on the Moon because it has less gravity than the Earth.

How many people have walked on the Moon?

Twelve men walked on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.

How was the moon made?

Scientists think, three or four billion years ago an object about the size of Mars crashed into the Earth. The impact broke off what is now the moon.