The Moon

The Moon is our constant companion in the Solar System and the only place in the universe where humans have visited. Despite this, there's still much to discover about our closest neighbour.

Moon facts and trivia

How was the Moon formed?

How far away is the Moon?

When is the next Full Moon?

What happens during a lunar eclipse?


History of the Apollo Moon landings

The missions before the Moon landing

How many people have walked on the Moon?

The strange things humans have left on the Moon

Why did we stop going to the Moon?

Moon landing conspiracy theories: debunked


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Why do people see faces in the Moon? And what shapes do you see?

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The Moon photographed from the ISS

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or sing for that matter. But that hasn't prevented generations of musicians from being inspired by the Moon and Moon landings.

Apollo 11 crew primary image © NASA

Michael Collins is the often forgotten third astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission. He remained in the Command Module as Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon’s surface in 1969.

Apollo 10 command module

2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man landing on the Moon. But this year also sees the anniversaries of Apollo 9 and 10.