Facts about the Moon for Kids | Moon | Scoop.it

The Moon takes about 27 days (27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11.6 seconds) to go all the way around the Earth and return to its starting position. The Moon is 4.5 billion years old. The Moon is about 250,000 miles (384,400 kilometres) from Earth. The moon orbits Earth at an avaerage speed of 2,288 miles per hour (3,683 kilometres per hour).  The Moon travels a distance of 1,423,000 miles (2,290,000 kilometres) around the Earth.  The Moon has a diameter of 2,000 miles ( 3,476 kilometres). The surface of the moon has many things on it such as craters, lava plains, mountains, and valleys. Scientists believe the craters were formed around 3.5 to 4.5 billion years ago by meteors hitting the moon's surface.