• Jody Glynn Patrick

How Hot/Cold Does the Moon Get?


When sunlight hits the moon's surface, the temperature can reach 260 degrees F. (Water boils at 212 degrees, and so would your blood.) When the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus 280 degrees BELOW ZERO.

Humans freeze to death when their internal body temperature drops below 70 degrees F. Astronauts on the moon were protected from the extreme temperatures by their spacesuits. The suits had several layers of insulating material covered by a highly reflective outer layer. The suits also had internal heaters and cooling systems.

There is no wind on the moon -- no clouds, no rain, no snow and no storms -- but there is “day and night”. Daytime on one side of the moon lasts about 13 and a half days, followed by 13 and a half nights of darkness.

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