# How does the size of the moon compare to the size of the Earth?

## How does the size of the moon compare to the size of the Earth?

The moon is a bit more than one-fourth (27 percent) the size of Earth, a much larger ratio (1:4) than any other planets and their moons. The moon’s mean radius is 1,079.6 miles (1,737.5 kilometers). Double those figures to get its diameter: 2,159.2 miles (3,475 km), less than a third the width of Earth.

Can you fit all 8 planets between Earth and moon?

The Earth and Moon’s radii combined is about 8,100 km, making the distance between them more like 348,000 km. The planets don’t fit.

Is there a correlation between planet size and how far it is from other planets?

The smaller, inner planets include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Relative size means how big the planets are when compared to each other and the sun. Relative distance means how far apart the planets are when compared to each other and the sun.

### How much smaller is the moon in relation to Earth’s diameter?

The Moon has a diameter of 2,159 miles (3,476 kilometers) and is about one-quarter the size of Earth. The Moon weighs about 80 times less than Earth.

How big is the moon in diameter?

3,474.8 km
Moon/Diameter

Which is wider Australia or the moon?

Australia’s diameter is 600km wider than the moon’s. The moon sits at 3400km in diameter, while Australia’s diameter from east to west is almost 4000km.

## How many Earths can fit in the Moon?

Size and Distance The Moon is an average of 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers) away. That means 30 Earth-sized planets could fit in between Earth and the Moon.

Can you fit all the planets in the distance between Earth and moon?

NO, planets of our solar system, with or without Pluto, cannot fit within the mean lunar distance. An additional 3,500 km is needed to squeeze in Neptune (5,900 km to include Pluto). Supermoon fans know that the distance between the Earth and the Moon varies.

Which is the only planet that can sustain life?

Earth
Nonetheless, Earth is the only place in the Universe known to harbor life.

### What are the 13 planets in order?

Order Of the Planets From The Sun

• Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. An easy mnemonic for remembering the order is “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.”
• Mercury:
• Venus:
• Earth:
• Mars:
• Jupiter:
• Saturn:
• Uranus:

Which is wider Australia or the Moon?

How big is the Moon diameter?

## Can a more massive planet have more moons?

This is hard to answer because instinctually the answer is no (for me), yet there is reason to say yes. The obvious connection is that a massive planet has more gravity, and gravity is what keeps moons in orbit. But this does boy mean a more massive planet will have more moons. It has to collect or create them, and not destroy them.

Why does the Moon weigh less than the Earth?

Objects on the Moon weigh less than they do on the Earth because the gravitational field strength is much less. On the moon, astronauts can jump higher and leap farther than on Earth. Gravitational field strength is in direct relation to the size of a planet.

Is there a connection between the mass of a planet and the moons?

Only roughly, at best, of what could or should be there for moons. This is hard to answer because instinctually the answer is no (for me), yet there is reason to say yes. The obvious connection is that a massive planet has more gravity, and gravity is what keeps moons in orbit.

### How is the size of a planet related to its mass?

Mass and size are also somewhat related, but this is something of a complex topic. More mass means stronger self-gravitation, which tends to compress the size of the planet, but it also means more matter, which tends to grow the size.