Earth-Moon distance conversions

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What is Earth-Moon distance?

Definition:

The Earth-Moon distance (or lunar distance) is the distance from the Earth to the Moon. The average Earth-Moon distance is equal to approximately 384.403x106 meters (Earth-Moon distance ≈ 384.403x106 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to about 384,403 kilometers (km) (an SI unit of length), or approximately 238,857 miles (mi) or 1.2611647x109 feet (ft), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.

The Earth-Moon distance varies during the course of the orbit of the Moon as the Moon follows an elliptical path around the Earth. Thus, at the perigee (the closest point of the Moon's orbit) the distance from the Earth to the Moon is 363,300 km or 225,700 miles and at the apogee (the most distant point of the Moon's orbit) the distance from the Earth to the Moon is 405,500 km or 252,000 miles.

The Earth-Moon distance is used in astronomy. Common astronomical measurement units include the parsec (Earth-Moon distance ≈ 1.2457x10-8 pc) and the light-year (Earth-Moon distance = 4.0632x10-8 ly).

Plural:

Earth-Moon distances

Also known as:

lunar distance (symbol: LD)

Below you can find a comprehensive list with conversions from Earth-Moon distances to other (metric, imperial, or customary) length and distance measurement units.

  • Earth-Moon distance to angstrom
  • Earth-Moon distance to astronomical unit
  • Earth-Moon distance to Bohr radius
  • Earth-Moon distance to cable (International)
  • Earth-Moon distance to cable (UK)
  • Earth-Moon distance to cable (US)
  • Earth-Moon distance to centimeter
  • Earth-Moon distance to chain
  • Earth-Moon distance to cubit
  • Earth-Moon distance to decameter
  • Earth-Moon distance to decimeter
  • Earth-Moon distance to Earth radius
  • Earth-Moon distance to Earth-Sun distance
  • Earth-Moon distance to fathom
  • Earth-Moon distance to femtometer
  • Earth-Moon distance to fermi
  • Earth-Moon distance to foot
  • Earth-Moon distance to furlong
  • Earth-Moon distance to hectometer
  • Earth-Moon distance to inch
  • Earth-Moon distance to kilometer
  • Earth-Moon distance to league
  • Earth-Moon distance to light-day
  • Earth-Moon distance to light-hour
  • Earth-Moon distance to light-minute
  • Earth-Moon distance to light-second
  • Earth-Moon distance to light-year
  • Earth-Moon distance to meter
  • Earth-Moon distance to micrometer
  • Earth-Moon distance to micron
  • Earth-Moon distance to mil
  • Earth-Moon distance to mile
  • Earth-Moon distance to millimeter
  • Earth-Moon distance to nanometer
  • Earth-Moon distance to nautical league
  • Earth-Moon distance to nautical mile
  • Earth-Moon distance to parsec
  • Earth-Moon distance to picometer
  • Earth-Moon distance to Plank length
  • Earth-Moon distance to quarter
  • Earth-Moon distance to rod
  • Earth-Moon distance to yard