# Force of gravity on Moon

April 21, 2024

Your weight on the moon is a function of the moon's gravity. First, we know that gravity is a force that attracts all physical objects towards each other (but why this happens is largely unknown!). Second, the greater the mass of an object, the stronger the force of gravity. The moon is 1/4 the size of Earth, so the moon's gravity is much less than the earth's gravity, 83.3% (or 5/6) less to be exact. Finally, "weight" is a measure of the gravitational pull between two objects. So of course you would weigh much less on the moon. Imagine how far you could jump on the moon! The Apollo astronauts apparently had fun :-) Your Weight On The Moon If you were to take a scale to the Moon and stand on it, here's what it would say:

* The "Units" selection doesn't affect the calculationÂ—the gravity of the moon is always 1/6 of whatever unit you're using. Also: strictly or scientifically speaking, pounds and kilograms are measurements of mass, which remains constant (unaffected by gravity). Gravitational force or weight should technically be measured either in Newtons, kilogram-force (kgf) under the metric system, or pound-force (lbf) under the English system. In common, non-scientific usage, however, "pounds" and "kilograms" are understood to refer to weight and hence suits the purposes of this calculator, which is simply to see how the force of gravity on the Moon compares to Earth.

Source: www.moonconnection.com
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