The Moon might be much bigger than you think it is and the earth’s moon is the brightest object in our night sky. Our Earth’s moon is the fifth largest moon in the mighty solar system. The Moon’s diameter is 3474 km at the equator, which corresponds approximately to the distance from Moscow to Lisbon. The moon is a bit more than one-fourth (27 %) the size of Earth, a much smaller ratio (1:4) than any other planets and their moons in the vast universe. The lunar surface is approximately four times the size of Europe. The volume of the Earth is about 50 times greater than that of the moon and you can fit about 50 moon-balls into the Earth’s ground.
How Big is the Moon Really?
Another interesting fact is that If you weigh 60 kg on the Earth, you would weigh just 10 kg on the moon as its gravity is about 1/6th of Earth’s but you have the same mass. And your muscle strength also remains the same, so you can make big jumps/leaps on the moon.
If you look at the sky, the moon looks so big like the sun, and yet the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but it is also 400 times farther away than the moon.
The moon itself is rather feminine and mentioned generally in romantic plays and films as “I am the sun and Juliet is the moon”. Nothing can be compared to a full moon on a summer evening. Some romantic people go wild in a full moon and the moon effects their temperament and their mood changes , the behavior, the energy levels and actions as well . To reach the height of romance, they even dance under a full moon. 🙂
Watch the above video for more interesting facts and figures about how big is the moon really and see its different perspectives.