Is the Moon Bigger Than the Earth?


The moon is bigger than the earth, and this is why the moon orbits around the earth and not the other way around. The earth is about 50 times bigger than the moon, and the moon’s gravity is a lot weaker than earth’s because of this difference in size. It also goes around the earth relatively fast (in 1 month) while the earth takes longer to orbit the sun (1 year).
Q&A Related to "Is the Moon Bigger Than the Earth"
If the moon was bigger than the earth then the earths atmosphere would not be strong enough to hold it and the moon would no longer orbit the earth.
The Earths diameter is 12742 km the Moons is 3472 km. So the Earth...
Who told you that it is? Of course that Earth's bigger.
The Earth's radius is 6,400 km. The Moon's radius is 1,700 km.
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The moon is 27% the size of the earth. The diameter of the Moon is 3,474 km while the diameter of the Earth is 12,742 km. The surface area of the Moon is 37.9 million square kilometres while the surface area of the whole Earth is 510 million kilometres squares.
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