10 surprising lunar facts

Published On: Jul 11 2014 12:43:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2014 07:38:40 AM EDT

Sky watchers in the western half of the United States can expect to see a blood moon early Wednesday. Check out 10 surprising facts about Earth's closest neighbor.

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Origins -- According to the leading theory, the moon was created when a rock the size of Mars slammed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago.

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