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While there is no definitive proof that full moons may induce labor for pregnant women, a 1995 study of 50 million birthrates found that births are more frequent during the moon's third quarter. I'll let you make your own assumptions! =)

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Some scientist believe the moon came from a collision known as the The Big Whack. The theory is that an object the size of Mars impacted the Earth 4.6 billion years ago. The particle cloud of rocks created from the event eventually condensed and formed the moon we see today.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

While the moon seems to give off its own light, that isn't the case. The light from the Sun is actually reflected off the moon giving it a sometimes eery glow!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Because there is no wind or water on the moon, an astronauts footprint could be preserved for millions of years!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Before advancements in astronomy, ancient Chinese believed that a solar eclipse was caused by legendary celestial dragon eating the Sun. They would beat drums and make loud sounds In an attempt to scare the dragon away.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Many of us believe there are not enough hours in the day. Imagine if the the days were even shorter! Thanks to the gravity of the moon, Earth's rotation has slowed down making days actually longer than they were long ago.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

The moon is 238,900 miles away. If you were to climb at an average rate of 4 feet a second it would take over 8 years to climb to the moon from Earth!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

To put things into perspective, if the earth was the size of a basketball, the moon would be the size of a tennis ball 7.4 meters away!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

During mission Apollo 14 in 1971, astronaut Stuart Roosa took a bunch of seeds with him. After they returned, the seeds were germinated in different countries around the earth. Many are still growing today called the moon trees.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Some stellar images of the moon's surface. I didn't realize there were "parks" on the moon. Really vivid images.

Contributed by Sammo Lea