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Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

Mark Hemer receives funding from the National Environmental Science Program Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The short answer is that the Moon’s gravit... read more

The space between Earth and the moon is mind-boggling. This graphic reveals just how big it is — and what's out there.

Business Insider wanted to illustrate the scale of the Earth-moon distance, and all of the fascinating stuff ... the graphic shows just how many objects and points of interest exist just a breath away ... read more

The Moon is 238,900 Miles Away

The farther away the object, however ... So there’s one answer: the moon is outside our range for reading distance visually. But wait. Far-off trees and mountain are outside that range too, yet we can ... read more

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Warren Moon says Teddy Bridgewater is 'not far away'

Teddy Bridgewater is working his way back from his horrible knee injury late in the 2016 preseason and his progress is creating quite a stir in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback conti... read more


A piece of artificial satellite taken far away from the earth "one with a good understanding of the distance between the earth and the moon"

There is a distance ... and the moon, and it takes about 1.3 seconds even at the speed of light, but it is too far so that humans can hardly realize that distance. Satellites that are flying in the un... read more

How far away is the Moon?

I’m sometimes asked what’s the one thing I wish people would understand better about the Universe. My answer is always the same: scale. We humans have a miserable sense of just how big space is, and I ... read more

How to watch the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 this weekend

That means its distance from Earth changes throughout its orbit. Supermoons are when the Moon is about 225,744 miles, or 363,300 kilometers, away. That makes them appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 ... read more

How to Watch the 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse and 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Earth orbits the sun at a distance of about 93 million miles, while the moon is about 239,000 miles away from Earth. On January 20-21, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth, otherwise ... read more

How to Watch the 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon Sunday Night

Earth orbits the sun at a distance of about 93 million miles, while the moon is about 239,000 miles away from Earth. On January 20-21, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth, otherwise ... read more

The speed of light is torturously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it

(The moon is constantly sapping Earth's rotational energy via ... The closest-known exoplanet, called Proxima b, is about 4.2 light-years away from us (a distance of about 24.7 trillion miles or 39.7 ... read more



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