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How long does it take the moon to orbit the Earth?

A:

The Earth's moon takes 27 Earth days to completely orbit the Earth. A day on the moon is also equal to a little over 27 days on Earth.

The moon circles around the Earth at an average distance of 238,855 miles along an orbit with a circumference of 1.49 million miles. It traverses its orbit at around 2,287 mph, moving about 0.5 degrees in relation to the stars every hour. At their closest point, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 225,623 miles, while at their farthest, the two are separated by 252,088 miles, a difference of 26,465 miles.


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