The human species occasionally does something genuinely spectacular, and National Moon Day commemorates the moment when we first set foot on our closest neighbour.

20th Of July Is Always Celebrated As National Moon Day 

In 1971, American President Richard Nixon proclaimed July 20 as Lunar Day to commemorate the first moon landing anniversary.

Every year on July 20, the United States observes National Moon Day to commemorate the accomplishment of their Apollo 11 mission.

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin made history when they became the first people to set foot on the moon precisely fifty years ago.

The celebrations include talking about the 1969 moon landing, watching documentaries and reading books about it, or gazing at celestial objects.

Lesser known facts about moon

The moon moves away from earth by around 3.8 centimetres every year. It is predicted to continue expanding for another 50 billion years.

The fifth-largest object in the solar system is the moon, which is a natural satellite of the earth. 

According to reports, the moon's 3,475 km diameter makes it smaller than Jupiter's and Saturn's largest moons.

According to reports, the moon has a tenuous atmosphere similar to a vacuum. As a result, the moon is susceptible to solar winds, cosmic radiation, and significant temperature changes. On the moon, liquid water cannot last.

Moon dust, produced by tiny cometary particles, is always present around the moon.

Because of the synchronised rotation of the moon with the planet, we always view the same side of it from Earth.

A report claims that the USA had plans to drop a nuclear bomb on the moon in the 1950s.

Neil Armstrong was the first, and Gene Cernan was the last, both in 1972. It's interesting to note that all 12 people were Americans.

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