


14,640,607
mi˛ surface area (37,919,000 km˛) vs. Earth with 196,937,429mi˛




The “Moon
ABCs Fact Sheet” lists the Earth's diameter as 12,756 km and the Moon's


diameter
as 3,476 km. Therefore, the Moon's diameter is 27.25% of Earth's diameter.


An
official basketball has a diameter of 24 cm. This can serve as a model for
Earth. A


tennis
ball has a diameter of 6.9 cm which is close to 27.25% of the basketball.
(The


tennis
ball is actually 28.8% the size of the basketball.) These values are very
close to


the size
relationship between Earth and the Moon. The tennis ball, therefore, can be


used as a
model of the Moon.




Info
source:


http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/education/activities/expmoon/distancemoon.pdf




Image
source: (CreationWiki)


http://creationwiki.org/Moon
