The Moon

1000 km from earth

facts of the moon

The Moon is moving approximately 3.8 cm away from our planet every year. It is estimated that it will continue to do so for around 50 billion years.Average Distance from Earth: 384,400 km.When Alan Sheppard was on the moon, he hit a golf ball and drove it 2,400 feet, nearly one half a mile.The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres .and Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from earth.The moon's diameter is about 1/4 the diameter of the Earth. About 49 moons would fit inside the Earth.
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