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How far from earth is the moon?

Question asked by: knowitall

The Mean Distance of Moon from Earth is 238,712 miles (384,400 km).

The greatest distance is 252,586 miles.

The shortest distance is 221,331 miles.

Interestingly, the Moon used to be much closer to the earth, and may have had a pivotal role in the evolution of life on the planet and the whole history of the planet before us, that led to our creation.

The implication of this is also that the Moon will not always be with us - the Earth is slowly losing its grip on the Moon, and at some stage long in the future the Moon will actually escape Earth's gravitational pull and out of Earth's gravitational grasp.

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I believe that no one has the means to measure the distance from the earth to the moon.What the experts put forward, are simply guesswork.Who can prove them wrong??So i would say that the an swer to your question is simply:no one knows.
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Date of comment: Sat, Jan 19th 2008

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