Earth's Moon


 

See a photo of the September 27, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse at the bottom of this page.

The earth's moon is only 239,000 miles away.  We landed astronauts on the moon six times and collected over 836 pounds of rocks.

We think the moon is about the same age as the earth, which is 4.3 billion years.

Apollo 15 photo  

The moon offers a wonderful view with binoculars or a telescope. You can see thousands of craters.  These craters were caused by meteorites hitting the moon.

Apollo 12 photo

You can see the craters on the moon?

Lunar Eclipse 9 27 15 Total Lunar Eclipse on September 27, 2015     Photo credit:   K. Blackwell