S: The Moon:True Facts and Cool Drawings
FC: Written and Illustrated by Eli Matin, Katya Kotovitch and Friends
2: The Moon is really far from Earth. The moon is 238,807 miles away. The Moon is tiny when you look from Earth. Some other planets, such as Saturn, have more moons than we do. Saturn has more than 20 moons!
4: JDKSFNjefFrom | From far away, it looks like the moon is not bumpy, but it is very bumpy. The Moon is bumpy because of craters and boulders. There are craters on the Moon that are 50 miles long.
6: What made the craters? There are these huge rocks called boulders that hit the Moon and made lots of big holes. The holes are called craters.
8: Oh look! Such a big boulder! This boulder is tall and wide. Many boulders are very big, like in this picture. Some boulders are very small. Boulders are very rough and are dark grey.
10: There are footprints on the Moon. 12 men made footprints on the Moon. They will stay there forever because there is no weather to wash them away. There is no rain and no wind on the Moon because there is no air.
12: We drew a volcano because there was lava on the Moon four billion years ago. When you look at the Moon, it looks like there are brown spots. These spots are only lava that is dried up from four billion years ago.
14: When there were no trees, plants, or dinosaurs on the Earth, another planet hit the Earth and that's how we got the moon. The Earth was a big piece of lava and rock at that time. When the other planet hit the Earth, a big piece broke off and became the Moon.
16: A long. long time ago, another planet came crashing into the Earth and a big piece fell off and started floating in the air. This piece became the moon. Other rocks floating in space hit the moon and stuck to it. Slowly the moon got bigger.
18: Orbit is when a moon, planet, or satellite goes around another thing. In space, the moon orbits around the Earth, and the Earth orbits around the Sun. It takes 28 days for the moon to orbit the Earth.