# What is the distance between the moon's surface and the earth's surface?

Feb 10, 2016

It varies from 355600 km to 397300 km, nearly

#### Explanation:

The perigee (nearest) and apogee (farthest) distances of Moon.s center from the Earth's center are 362600 km and 405400 km, nearly.
The mean radii of Moon and the Earth are 1737 km and 6378 km. The sum 8115 km is to be subtracted, for approximating surface-to-surface distance.
All data are rounded to 4-sd. So, answer is also rounded to 4-sd. Multiply by 0.6215 for converting to miles..