You might be surprised. Often when we see drawings of the Earth and the Moon, they look really close together. Don’t be fooled! They’re actually really far apart. The Moon is an average of 238,855 miles (384,400 km) away. How far away is that? That’s 30 Earths.
In this short explainer, Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain demonstrates just how far away the Moon really is, and explains the methods scientists use to discover its distance. Did you know the Moon is slowly drifting away from us?