How far away is the moon?


The Moon is 384,400 (three hundred eighty forty thousand, four hundred) kilometers away from Earth.

If you want it in miles, it is about 238,000 miles. If you were to start on the earth and draw a line moving at one mile per hour to the moon, it would take you 238,000 hours, 9916.67 days, or 27.24 years to get there.

Another measurement astronomers use to measure distances is light years. The moon is 1.3 light seconds away. That means it takes the light from the moon 1.3 seconds to reach us.

The moon is also 30 Earth diameters away from the earth.

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Image of moon’s distance from the earth.




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