Some Lunar Facts
courtesy of NASA

Average Distance from Earth384,400 km (metric)
238,855 miles (english)
Perigee (closest)363,300 km (metric)
225,700 miles (english)
Apogee (farthest)405,500 km (metric)
252,000 miles (english)
Equatorial Radius1737.4 km (metric)
1079.6 miles (english)
Equatorial Circumference10,916 km (metric)
6,783 miles (english)
Volume21,970,000 km3 (metric)
Density3.341 g/cm3 (metric)
Surface Area37,932,330 km2 (metric)
14,645,750 miles2 (english)
Equatorial Surface Gravity1.622 m/s2 (metric)
5.322 ft/s2 (english)
Escape Velocity8,568 km/h (metric)
5,324 mph (english)
Sidereal Rotation Period (Length of Day)27.321661 Earth days (655.72 hours)
Sidereal Orbit Period (Length of Year)0.075 Earth years (27.321661 Earth days)
Mean Orbit Velocity3,682.8 km/h (metric)
2,288.4 mph (english)
Orbital Eccentricity0.0549
Orbital Inclination to Ecliptic5.145 degrees
Equatorial Inclination to Orbit6.68 degrees
Orbital Circumference2,290,000 km (metric)
1,423,000 miles (english)
Minimum/Maximum Surface Temperature-233/123 C (metric)
-387/253 F (english)
Because of the gravitational pull of the Sun, the extreme ranges of the Moon from the Earth are from 356,400 km to 406,700 km.
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