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The Moon orbiting Earth, illustration

The Moon orbiting Earth, illustration

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4635 x 4635 pixels

39.1 x 39.1 cm ⏐ 15.4 x 15.4 in (300dpi)

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Caption

Orbit of the Moon around the Earth, illustration. The Moon orbits the Earth at a distance of about 384,400 kilometres, taking just over 27 days to complete one orbit. The Moon orbits in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from above (North). In this representation the distances and sizes are not to scale.

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