Specialist: the Moon

From the quiz on 21/10/14.

  1. How many people in total have walked on the Moon? 12

  2. What word, from the Latin for “convex”, is applied to the Moon when it is more than half but not fully illuminated? Gibbous

  3. To the nearest day, how long does it take the Moon to orbit the Earth? 27 days

  4. What name is given to the dark basalt plains on the Moon formed by ancient volcanic eruptions? Maria (seas)

  5. The crescent moon and star is used as an emblem for which religion? Islam

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