You see me in the sky every day.
You say that I rise in the east
and set in the west.
Did you guess who I am?
Yes, that’s right! I am the sun.
Actually, I am a star like other stars you see at night.
But I am close to the earth.
That is why, I look so big and bright.
I give the earth heat and light
And remember, I don’t go round the earth
I am the earth.
I am a planet in the solar system.
I am the third planet from the sun.
I spin around myself all the time.
At the same time, I go round the sun. I take one year to go round the sun.
Much of my surface is covered with water.
If you look at me from space,
I appear blue in colour.
That is why, some people call me the blue planet.
There is an envelope of air around me.
Today, I am the only home of plants, animals and human beings.
Hello, people on earth!
I am your closest neighbour. I go round and round the earth.
From the earth, you always see only one side of me.
You never see the other side
or the other half of me.
People on earth love me.
They write stories and poems about me.
They send spacecrafts to study me from close. Do you know, two astronauts
from earth landed on me once.
Maybe, some day, other people on earth will also come to visit me. I am the moon.