Monthly Archives: July 2015

The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 240,000 miles (385,000 kms)

The Moon moves in a counterclockwise direction with an average orbital speed of about 0.6 miles/sec or 2,160 m.p.h. Because the lunar orbit is elliptical, the distance between the Earth and the Moon varies between about 227,000 miles (365,000 km) at perigee, and about 254,000 miles (409,000 km) at apogee, when the Moon is farthest […]

Evidence of water found on the Moon

There is no air on the Moon, but it has recently been announced that water is definitely present. In 2013 NASA funded Lunar research found evidence of water locked in mineral grains, deep beneath the surface. Using data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists remotely […]