27+ Moon Trivia Questions and Answers

There are many interesting facts about the moon that astonish us to this day. Are you ready to learn moon facts through this trivia collection on the celestial bodies that accompany our Solar System’s planets?

Moon Trivia

Find out more about our moon and the many other moons that are in our solar system through interesting trivia and facts.

  • What is the moon’s gravity compared to the earth’s gravitational pull? 1/6th as powerful as earth’s gravity.
  • What’s the moon’s surface area? 14.6 million square miles
  • What happens during total solar eclipses? The moon completely covers the sun.
  • When did the Apollo 11 mission launch? July 16, 1969
  • What triggered the moon’s formation? The giant-impact theory states the moon came from fragments after Earth hit another planet

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Moon Trivia Questions and Answers

Do you know what Moon phase shows last? Or what you call the spots on the lunar surface? Let’s see how much you know about moons in this collection of moon trivia questions and answers!

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What country was the first to send an object to the surface of the moon?▶ The Soviet Union
What water phenomena does the moon affect on Earth?▶ Earth’s tides
How many known moons are there in the solar system?▶ 171
What moon has the most volcanic activity?▶ Jupiter’s Io
How many people have walked on the moon?▶ Twelve
What do you call the phenomenon when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow?▶ Lunar Eclipse
What are the dark spots on the moon’s surface caused by comets, meteorites, and asteroids?▶ Craters
What was the final Apollo mission by NASA?▶ Apollo 17 Mission
What is the law created to govern international space?▶ Outer Space Treaty
What kind of scientists study how the moon has evolved through time?▶ Lunar Geologist
When you don’t see the face of the moon in the night sky, what phase is the moon in?▶ New Moon
How far is it to circle the moon’s orbit?▶ About 385,000 km
What’s Jupiter Lii moon’s diameter?▶ 1 km
What day did the United States join the space race?▶ 31 January 1958
Which United States astronaut said the line “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?▶ Neil Armstrong
What’s the Latin word for moon?▶ Luna
How many golf ball or golf balls are on the moon?▶ Two
Who was the last man to walk on the moon?▶ Captain Eugene Cernan
“Mare Tranquillitatis” is the Latin name for what feature found on Earth’s moon?▶ Sea of Tranquility
Which U.S. President made the first telephone call to the moon?▶ Richard Nixon
In what year did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon?▶ 1969
On the Apollo 11 moon mission, which astronaut stayed aloft in the command module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon?▶ Michael Collins

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

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