Evolution of the Moon Video

At roughly three minutes long, this animated video walks you through the evolution of the moon from its first formation 4.5 billion years ago, to its current state.

Evolution of the Moon

From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn’t always look like this. Learn about how the moon evolved from its early state to how it looks today in this animation.

Image: From Evolution of the Moon Video; NASA

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  • Ben G

    What video? There is none of this page.

    • Staff

      Thanks for noticing that the video wasn’t working…It is back up. Thanks-