Which is closer to the earth: the sun or the moon?
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The orbits of the moon
The moon, on average is only 250,000 miles from Earth and encircles the Earth every 24 hours, most orbits are Elliptical, so sometimes the moon is slightly closer to the Earth this is called the Perigee, When its furthest away its called the Apogee. The Sun is 93,000,000 million miles away. now The moon travel around the Earth, and altogether the earth and Moon as a unit travel around the sun in an Elliptical orbit, which takes a full year 365 days.