What is the distance between moon and earth?

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Often when we see drawings of the Earth and the moon, they look really close together. This makes us to believe that the distance between moon and earth is relatively small.

However, this is not true! The moon is an average of 384,400 km (238,855 miles) away. How far away is that? That’s 30 Earths.

Why mention the average distance? Well, the moon is not always the same distance away from Earth. Its orbit is elliptical and not a perfect circle. So, sometimes is a bit closer and sometimes a bit farther.

Suppose there is an imaginary road that goes from earth to the moon. If we were in a car that travels with a speed of 100 km/hour, it would take around 160 days to reach the moon!

Source: NASA