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Comparison: Earth's Moon vs. Earth's Moon

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Discovered By
Known by the Ancients
Known by the Ancients
Date of Discovery
Unknown
Unknown
Average Orbit Distance
384,400 km
384,400 km
Perigee (closest)
363,104 km
363,104 km
Apogee (farthest)
405,696 km
405,696 km
Equatorial Radius
1737.5 km
1737.5 km
Equatorial Circumference
10,917.0 km
10,917.0 km
Volume
21,971,669,064 km3
21,971,669,064 km3
Mass
73,476,730,924,573,500,000,000 kg
73,476,730,924,573,500,000,000 kg
Density
3.344 g/cm3
3.344 g/cm3
Surface Area
37,936,694.79 km2
37,936,694.79 km2
Equatorial Surface Gravity
1.624 m/s2
1.624 m/s2
Escape Velocity
8,552 km/h
8,552 km/h
Rotation Period (Length of Day)
27.322 sidereal days
27.322 sidereal days
Mean Orbit Velocity
3,680.5 km/h
3,680.5 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.0554
0.0554
Orbit Inclination to Ecliptic
5.16 degrees
5.16 degrees
Equatorial Inclination to Orbit
6.68 degrees
6.68 degrees
Orbit Circumference
2,413,402.16 km
2,413,402.16 km
Minimum/Maximum Surface Temperature
-233/123 °C
-233/123 °C

 

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Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013