A day in the life

Did Ya Know?

Each time you see a full moon you always see the same side
The longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes
Halley’s comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062)
There is no sound in space
Earth is the only planet not named after a god
If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times
During a total solar eclipse the temperature can drop by 6°C (20°F)
A full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon
The moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days
The Moons diameter is 3,476km
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth
Every year the sun loses 360 million tons
Over 500 meteorites hit the Earth each year
The Sun has a diameter of 1,390,176km (864,000miles)
45% of Americans don’t know that the sun is a star
All the planets in our solar system could fit inside Jupiter
An area of the Suns surface to the equivalent of a postage stamp would shine with the brightness of over 1,500,000 candles