Value Of g On Moon

The acceleration experienced by a freely falling object due to the gravitational force of the massive body is called acceleration due to gravity and is represented by g measured using SI unit m/s2. The value of g depends on the mass of the massive body and its radius and its value varies from one body to another. The value of g on moon is constant.

Acceleration due to gravity on moon

The acceleration due to gravity on moon or the value of g on moon is 1.625 m/s2.

Calculate acceleration due to gravity on moon

The acceleration due to gravity formula is given by \(g=\frac{GM}{R^{2}}\)

Where,

  • G is the universal gravitational constant, G = 6.674×10-11m3kg-1s-2.
  • M is the mass of the massive body measured using kg.
  • R is the radius of the massive body measured using m.
  • g is the acceleration due to gravity measured using m/s2.

Mass of the moon is 7.35×1022Kg.

The radius of moon is 1.74×106m

Substituting the values in the formula we get-

\(g=\frac{6.67\times 10^{-11}\times 7.35\times 10^{22}}{\left ( 1.74\times 10^{6} \right )^{2}}\)

Thus, the value of g on moon is g=1.625m/s2.

The acceleration due to gravity also follows the unit of acceleration

Hope you got to know the value of g on moon along with acceleration due to gravity formula, definition, calculation, and SI units.

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