The Moon

When we look up the sky at night, we notice a shining object.

The object shining in the sky at night is the moon.

It is Earth's only natural satellite and also revolves around it.

Let's understand natural satellites.

A natural satellite is a celestial body or any natural body that revolves around a planet or a small solar system body.

These natural satellites are commonly called moon.

The planets rotate on their own axis while the natural satellites revolve around the planets.

Now let's discuss Moon-' A natural satellite of Earth'.

The moon is 4.5 billions of years old. It is younger in comparison to the Sun and the Earth.

The moon is the nearest neighbour of the Earth.

It is the only permanent and natural satellite of the Earth. It orbits our planet.

The moon is the fifth-largest natural satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits.

The moon is the second densest satellite in our Solar System. The densest satellite is 'Jupiter's satellite Io'.

Some common characteristics of the Moon in comparison to Earth are as above.

Let's look at the people who landed on the Moon.

Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins were the astronauts on Apollo 11 that landed on the moon for first time.

Neil Armstrong is credited as the man who landed on the Moon for the very first time.

Rakesh Sharma, a former IAF officer is credited as the first Indian who landed on the Moon.

Rakesh Sharma flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched on 2 April 1984 and thus, became the first Indian in space.

Revision

The Moon is the only permanent and natural satellite of the Earth. It orbits our planet Earth.

The Moon is the fifth largest and second densest satellite in the Solar system.

Some common characteristics of Moon in comparison to Earth are as given.

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