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Photo of the satellite Moon of the planet Earth
Moon   Earth I

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Mean distance from the planet Earth 384.467 km
Minimum distance from the planet Earth (perihelion) 363.300 km
Maximum distance from the planet Earth (aphelion) 405.500 km
Orbital period around the planet Earth (sideric) 27,32166 d
Orbital period around the planet Earth (synodic) 29,5306 d
Mean orbital velocity 1,023 km/s
Orbital inclination 5,145 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Earth 0,0549
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Mass 7,349 × 1022 kg
Equatorial radius 1738,1 km
Oblateness 0,0012
Mean density 3,344 g/cm³
Escape velocity 2,3760 km/s
Surface force of gravity 1,62 m/s²
Tilt of axis 1,5424 °
Rotational period (synchronous) 27,32166 d
Minimum surface temperature 90 K
Maximum surface temperature 390 K
Albedo 0,12
Apparent magnitude - 12,74 mvis
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Selene, the greek moon goddess, is the daughter of the Titan Hyperion, the sun god, and Theia. Luna is the roman equivalent of the greek goddess Selene.

Selene is known for her countless love affairs. The most famous of her loves is the shepard Endymion.

Symbol of mythology for Moon
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© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
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