Could people live on the Moon?



  • Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth.
  • The moon is responsible for a special phenomenon by virtue of which it affects the tidal system of Earth by its gravitational force.
  • The temperature on the moon can be either freezing cold or extremely hot.
  • The climate on the moon depends on the place where the sun shines.
  • In the presence of the sun, the temperature of the moon can go up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit or 127 degree Celsius.
  • The temperature of the moon can even dip to minus 280 Fahrenheit or minus 173 degrees Celsius in the absence of the sun.

Could People Live on The Moon?

  • The moon does not consist of a healthy environment like Earth.
  • Along with improper environmental conditions, the moon undergoes extreme climatic changes.
  • For us to survive on the moon, we need to have oxygen, water and food supply continuously.
  • Astronauts wear a special kind of suit that allows which supplies the correct amount of oxygen for them to live in such undesirable situations.
  • Their boots have the ability and strength to cover the rough and rocky surface of the moon.
  • Astronauts move along with an oxygen tank attached at their back for the continuous supply of oxygen.
  • Setting up a camp on the moon may help us get a better understanding of our ability to survive there. But it is exponentially more difficult than sending astronauts to the moon.
  • Carrying the essential need for everyone on the spaceship is simply not possible. And if they do not have enough rations to sustain themselves as well as deal with the uncertainties of an entirely new environment, they may not survive.
  • Hence, people can survive on the moon, but their need for essential things should be fulfilled in some way for them to live or long periods on the moon.

Fun Facts:

  1. Till now only 12 people have walked on the moon.
  2. The shape of the moon is similar to that of a lemon.
  3. The way we call quakes on Earth Earthquakes, the moon has its own quakes called Moonquakes.

Additional Question:

  1. Describe in detail the rotation of the moon around the Earth as well as around itself.
  2. Who are astronauts?
  3. Why is the moon essential for Earth?

True or False:

  1. Moon is the second natural satellite of Earth.
  2. Moon does not relate to the tidal system in any possible way.
  3. Moon has only one climatic condition.
  4. We can live on the moon without any special need.
  5. Living on the moon can be achieved by keeping food, water and oxygen supply with us.

Objective Quiz:

  1. Moon is the only _________ of the Earth.
    1. Natural satellite.
    2. Artificial satellite.
    3. Both 1) and 2)
    4. None of the above.
  2. Moon affects the _______ of Earth through its gravitational force.
    1. Tidal system.
    2. Environment condition.
    3. Climate changes.
    4. All of the above.
  3. In the presence of sun, the climate on moon can rise up to _______.
    1. Two hundred and sixty degree Fahrenheit.
    2. One hundred and twenty-seven degree Celsius.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  4. Moon does not have proper _________ for us to live on it without any special care.
    1. Environmental conditions.
    2.  Climate Change.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  5. Similar to Earth, the moon also has its quake named as _______.
    1. Earthquake.
    2. Moonquake.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.

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