# What is the distance between Jupiter and our moon?

Nov 20, 2015

That varies between $0.6383 \cdot {10}^{12} m$ and $0.6391 \cdot {10}^{12} m$

#### Explanation:

Jupiter's distance to the Sun = $0.7883 \cdot {10}^{12} m$
Earths distance to the Sun = $0.1496 \cdot {10}^{12} m$
The moons distance to Earth = $384.4 \cdot {10}^{6} m$

The distance from Earth to Jupiter = $0.7883 \cdot {10}^{12} - 0.1496 \cdot {10}^{12} = 0.6387 \cdot {10}^{12} m$

Since the Moon rotates around planet Earth, the distance between Jupiter and the moon would vary between the two points where the moon is the closest and furthest away from Jupiter.

Closest distance to Jupiter = $0.6387 \cdot {10}^{12} - 384.4 \cdot {10}^{6} = 0.6383 \cdot {10}^{12} m$

Furthest distance to Jupiter =$0.6387 \cdot {10}^{12} + 384.4 \cdot {10}^{6} = 0.6391 \cdot {10}^{12} m$