• Topic 2 The Moon

Moons – also known as natural satellites – orbit planets and asteroids in our solar system. Moons come in many shapes, sizes, and types. A few have atmospheres and even hidden oceans beneath their surfaces.

There are more than 150 moons in our Solar system. The first two planets of our solar system Mercury, and Venus have no moons, Earth is orbited by 1, and Mars is orbited by 2 Moons.

The Earth’s Moon came into existence almost 4.6 billion years ago. It has a rocky surface; with craters present on it. The Earth’s Moon takes almost 27 days to complete its revolution around Earth. Outer planets have multiple moons. Saturn has 82, and Jupiter has 79 moons in total. Isn’t it amazing!