If we could jump off the Earth and start running to the moon,it would
take us five yaers to get there, running night and day.The „Apollo – 11“
astronauts got there and back to earth in some 195 hours. The moon is
384,400 kilometres away and that is why it looks so small.
The surface of the moon is all rock, stones and dust. There are no seas
or rivers and no clouds or rain. When the sun shines on the moon , the
rocks are burining hot , much hotter than the hottest desert on our earth.
The ground is so hot that water could boil on it. But when the sun has set
and the moon is in darkness,the rocks are very cold,much colder than at the
There is a lot of dust on the moon,but it does not fly about,because
there is no air and there is no wind at all. There is no noise or sound on