How Much Bigger Is the Earth Than the Moon?


Quick Answer

The Moon is about 25 percent of Earth's diameter and 1/50 the volume. The Earth's diameter is about 12,742 kilometers, while the Moon is about 3,474 kilometers.

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The Earth is larger than the Moon in every aspect. The Moon's gravity is about one-sixth the gravity of Earth. The surface of the Moon is also different than that of the Earth. The Moon is composed of a rugged, rocky surface with numerous craters and a few mountains. Despite what many people believe, the Moon does not produce its own light, rather it is the reflection of the powerful rays of the sun.

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