Moon Scale

Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

If you visited the Moon, your weight would change because the mass of the Moon is about 1/80th that of Earth’s and the size of the Moon is about 1/4th that of Earth’s, therefore the force of gravity acting on you would be 1/6th that of Earth’s. Your mass, however, would not change.

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