MYTHS ABOUT SPACE.. THE MOON ORBITS EARTH IN A DAY-The Moon would have to be pretty speedy to get all the way around Earth in just one day! In fact, Earth’s natural satellite moves much slower and takes slightly more than 27 days to complete its orbit, which explains why the Moon looks a little bit different every day.
An Apollo 15 Panorama: Astronaut Exploring the Moon. The mission, which blasted off from Earth on 1971 July 26, was the first to deploy a Lunar Roving Vehicle. Pictured in this digitally stitched mosaic panorama, David Scott examines a boulder in front of the summit of Mt. Hadley Delta. The shadow of James Irwin is visible to the right.
In this image, the Apollo 11 lunar lander [the descent stage] and its shadow can be seen in a view from NASA's new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is scouting the moon for new landing sites for future astronauts.