Picturing The Distance Between The Earth And The Moon

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.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, as well as a graduate researcher at The New School.
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