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How far away is the Sun from the moon?
« on: 16/03/2010 17:39:45 »
How far away is the Sun from the moon?
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Re: How far away is the Sun from the moon?
« Reply #1 on: 16/03/2010 17:39:45 »
Chris -   The Moon is pretty close.  Itís about a quarter of a million miles to the moon and itís about 100 million miles to the Sun, give or take.  

So, when the Moon is on one side of the Earth, closest to the Sun, itís about 99 and 3 quarter million miles between the Moon and the Sun.

When itís around the other side, so the Earth is between the Sun and the moon, then itís about one hundred million plus about a quarter of a million miles, so a hundred and a quarter million miles between the Sun and the Moon!

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