# Quick Answer: Can You Fall Off The Moon?

## How high can you fall on the moon?

The Moon’s gravity at the surface is only 17 percent that of Earth’s.

Using the same force of a jump on Earth, you could rise about 3 metres (10 feet) off the ground and stay in the air for about 4 seconds..

## Do you fall in space?

So why do astronauts float in space? The answer is that they are in free fall. Gravity pulls all objects the same way, even if they are different sizes. If you drop a hammer and a feather on Earth, the hammer will fall faster.

## How far can a human jump?

For the standing long or broad jump, the record is around 12 feet. For ordinary fit people, a standing jump of 7 feet for men and 6 feet for women is a reasonable possibility. If someone jumps from a building, the horizontal movement will slow down as time passes, but vertical falling will become greater and greater.

## Why did the moon go down so fast?

That’s not so much the moon, but Earth’s rotation. … The moon is going around in its orbit in a counter clockwise motion. The moon appears to be moving east to west during the night (as does the sun during the day). This apparent motion is caused by the counter clockwise rotation of the earth on its axis.

## Which mountain is nearest to moon?

Mount ChimborazoThe point on Earth that is closest to the moon is Mount Chimborazo.

## Can you take fall damage on the moon?

Certainly. In fact given that the Moon has no atmosphere to slow your fall, and therefore you would have no terminal velocity, you could do a much better job of this than falling from a large height on the Earth. … However, you could fall six times the safe height to fall here on Earth and you would be fine.

## Why does the moon look like it’s falling?

The Earth spins at about 1,000 miles per hour, but people do not perceive the spinning. The telephoto lens, however, showcases the speed of the spinning Earth, creating the illusion that the moon is crashing into it.

## Is there terminal velocity on the moon?

The moon does not have an atmosphere, meaning there is no air resistance. Thus, there is no terminal velocity – an object falling on the moon will continue to gain speed until hitting the surface. This is the same case with objects in space or in a vacuum… no air resistance or drag force = no terminal velocity.

## Can you jump off the moon?

Although you can jump very high on the moon, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no need to worry about jumping all the way off into space. In fact, you’d need to be going very fast – more than 2 kilometres per second – to escape from the moon’s surface.

## What happens if you fall on the moon?

Acceleration due to gravity on the moon is 1.6 m/s 2. This means that when you fall, your velocity increases by 1.6 m/s every second. You’ll fall slower than you would on Earth, but your velocity will still increase to fatal speeds. After a ten second fall, you’ll hit the ground at about 60 km/h.

## How far can you fall on the moon without injury?

The answer is about 43 meters. Of course, that’s the serious injury level, and in fact the fall distance might well be less than that, as you lose bone mass from being in low gravity for so long.

## What keeps the moon from falling down?

The reason is that the Moon is never still. It constantly moves around us. Without the force of gravity from the Earth, it would just float away into space. This mix of velocity and distance from the Earth allows the Moon to always be in balance between fall and escape.