Earth’s moon orbits the planet 245,000 km away and is Earth’s only natural satellite.

The moon is the fifth largest in the solar system (out of over 200 moons that exist in the solar system).

Not only is the moon the largest and brightest object in the sky at night it is also responsible for making Earth habitable as well as controlling the planet’s “wobble” as well as being the cause of tides.

There have only been 24 people in history who have ever stepped foot on the moon but NASA plans to send more astronauts to the moon as part of their Artemis project.