Picturing The Distance Between The Earth And The Moon

Published February 26, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Distance Between Earth And Moon

While the moon sometimes appears close to us Earth-dwellers, the fact is that it’s around 240,000 miles away–or 30 times the Earth’s diameter. If you want to honor Frank Sinatra’s request and fly to the moon in a fast jet, it would take you approximately 16 days going at a speed of 1000 kilometers per hour.

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