To date, only some astronauts have been to the moon. Certainly I would like to
spend some time on the moon, but that seems to be impossible for the moment.
Anyhow, based on what I have read about the moon, I can imagine what it is like
to be on it.
There is no air on the moon. The implications are obvious. I will
always nee to wear a spacesuit that has its own air supply. Never will I be able
to walk around in T-shirt, shorts and sandals. Without a spacesuit, my eyeballs
and other organs will possibly explode because there is no atmospheric pressure
to help maintain their size and shape.
Secondly, there is no water on the moon. So there are no rivers, seas, ponds,
rain, snow, clouds, thunder or lightning. The moon is a pretty
desolate and silent place. In fact, it is
lifeless as no living organism as we know it can survive there. So there will
not be any other animal or vegetation on the moon, just rocks an sand.
Another consequence of the absence of air and water on the surface of the
moon is that the sky will always appear black. There are no clouds and air to
produce the effect of a blue sky that we so familiar with on earth.
The force of gravity on the surface of the moon is about one-sixth of that on
the surface of the earth. This means that I will only weigh one-sixth of what I
weigh on earth. Thus I should be able to jump much higher and further than on
earth. I can imagine breaking the world's high-jump and long-jump records with
every step I take. As gravity is low, movement will occur in actual slow-motion.
It would certainly be quite an experience to be on the moon. Things are quite
different compared to those on earth. still I think I prefer things here on
earth where my body is made for. I don't want to be wearing an oversized
spacesuit and living in contained quarters indefinitely. It is far better back
on earth where I am bale to run free on the beach, take a dip in the sea or
simply lie back on the cool grass and look at the moon.