Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 8 years ago

Can someone give me information about our moon?

What's the moon

-Period, size, shape of of orbit

-Aphelion DIstance

-Perihelion Distance

-Mean Distance from Sun

-Velocity at Perihelion and Aphelion

-Mean velocity for entire orbit

-Objects gravity

-Rotation on its axis ?

Am really having a hard time with this cause when i look at it online i barely get half of it :( please help me

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago

    Sydonic period: 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.9 seconds


    Radius: (from centre of moon to any point on the edge, 1079.6 miles

    Diameter: (whole length) 2,159.2 miles

    Couldn't find anything on aphelion

    Mean distance from sun: 150 million km

    Mean velocity for entire orbit: 1,023 m/s

    Moon gravity: 1/5 of that on earth

    Axis: takes 27.3 days to turn on its axis

  • 8 years ago

    Almost all that stuff is in Wikipedia... You can't have looked very hard!

    Try Googling key phrases one at a time.

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