The distance from the center of the earth to the center of the moon is, on average, 238,857 miles (or 384,403 km). However, the moon moves in an ellipse around the Earth just as the Earth moves in an ellipse around the moon. It can get as close as 225,622 miles at some times, and as far as 252,088 miles away at others. Scientists measure these distances by aiming lasers at mirrors that astronauts have placed on the moon, and measuring the time it takes for the light to reflect.
That first answer is about right. And with the mirrors on the moon now we can get a real good measure of how far it really is. What I’ve read is at it’s average it’s 235,000 miles (380,000 km) –
It’s really really far away. Here’s a cool video that makes you realize just how far it is. Most people get it wrong. How far is the Moon
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