Why Does The Moon Shine?
The moon is our nearest neighbour in space. While the stars are billions of miles away from us.
The moon is a ball of gray rock, some of which is covered with dust. It has no air or water, and no plants or animals. The whole surface is nothing but mountains and plains of rock. It isn’t a ball of hot, glowing gas,’ like the sun. Then why does it shine so bright?
The light that it sends to earth for us to see is the sun light that is reflected towards the earth. The moon acts like a giant mirror. But it isn’t really a very good mirror. It isn’t smooth and shiny. The rocks on the moon are mostly rough and dark gray. So it doesn’t reflect, is so bright that it makes the moon look like a silver ball floating in the sky.