The wonders of our solar system

By: Lillian Rice



  • The moon has an axis
  • The moon is 384,000 km. away from earth
  • At night on the moon the temperature is -155 degrees C
  • The moon waxes and wanes

Moon Phases

  • A waxing moon means to grow
  • A waning moon means to shrink
  • The way the moon rotates looks like it is shrinking but it is actually just the sun's light facing different parts of the moon
  • A lunar month is from one new moon to the next new moon

solar system

  • Planets are a big cloud of gas, dust, hydrogen, and helium
  • The sun is the most important star there is
  • Eight planets in our solar system are satellites of the sun