Written by: Eugene Gurung - 2028049, Grade IV
Posted on: 19 October, 2020
The moon is the most important heavenly body in the night sky and it is also brightest but it doesn’t give off its own light. It is actually reflecting the light given by the sun. Sometimes, the moon appears to change its shape but it is only because the sun is lighting different parts of it. When the moon passes through the earth’s shadow and the earth comes right between the sun and the full moon it’s called a “lunar eclipse”. This is when the moon is dimmed and it turns dark. There is no water and air on the moon so there can’t be any life. At night the temperature on the surface of the moon becomes colder than any place on the face of the earth but during the day the rocks are only slightly hotter than of boiling water. The moon doesn’t have an atmosphere and no water. In the entire solar system, the moon is the fifth largest satellite.