Is the Moon Bigger Than the Earth?

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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).
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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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