The Moon is said to be 4.5 billion years old. The Moon is about 250,000 miles away from Earth. On average the Moon moves at 2,288 miles per hour around Earth.
*Because the moon takes almost the same amount of time to complete one revolution as it does one rotation, we see mainly the same side of the moon at all times. *During a new moon phase the moon seems to disappear but actually the Sun is shining on the opposite side of it. *When the Moon, Sun, and Earth line up, an eclipse occurs. *The path the Moon takes around the Earth is said to be in the shape of an ellipse.
The path the Moon takes around the Earth is said to be in the shape of an ellipse. The moon takes about 27.3 days to orbit the Earth. If you were above Earth looking down from the North Pole, the Moon will be moving counterclockwise around Earth.
I have phases because the sun sometimes faces me and makes it shine somewhere on earth and on me (the moon).