# How do you express the midday temperature at the surface of the moon (400 K) in Celsius?

Jul 4, 2017

127 degrees Celsius

#### Explanation:

Use this formula:

${T}_{\circ C} = {T}_{K} - 273$

where ${T}_{\circ C}$ is the temperature in Celsius and ${T}_{K}$ is the temperature in Kelvin.

Plug in known values:

${T}_{\circ C} = 400 - 273$
${T}_{\circ C} = 127$

The midday temperature at the surface of the moon is 127 degrees Celsius.