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What is the Distance of moon to the sun?
January 31, 2011 10:51PM
The moon's average distance from the sun is the same as the earth's average distance from the sun. When you think about it ... the moon orbits around the earth, so it's closer to the sun half the time, and farther from the sun half the time ... averaging out to the same distance from the sun as the earth is. In any case, the moon averages 238,000 miles from the earth, which is less than 1/4 million, and that doesn't make much difference compared to the 93 million average between the earth and the sun ... less than 1/4 of 1 percent.