The moon is in an elliptical orbit around the earth. When it’s closer it looks a lot bigger than when it’s further away. The moon varies from 252,088 miles at the farthest point to 225,623 miles away when it is closest.
That’s a difference of about 27 thousand miles. If there is a full moon when it is close, that’s called a super-moon. These are not close distances. You could fit over 28 earths between our Earth and the moon.
Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.
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