** Average distance of Moon from Earth ** |
** 384 401 km = 60.27 Earth's Equatorial Radii ** |

** Minimum distance of Moon at Perigee ** |
** 356 400 km ** |

** Maximum distance of Moon at Apogee ** |
** 406 700 km ** |

** Time taken for light to travel from Moon to Earth ** |
** 1.3 seconds ** |

** Eccentricity of Moon's orbit around Earth ** |
** 0.0549 ** |

** Mean distance of center of gravity of Earth-Moon system from center of Earth ** |
** 4 670 km ** |

** Mean angular diameter of Moon in sky (geocentric) ** |
** 31' 05.2" ** |

** Angular diameter of Moon at perigee ** |
** 33' 28.8" ** |

** Angular diameter of Moon at apogee ** |
** 29' 23.2" ** |

** Stellar magnitude of full Moon ** |
** -12.55 mag ** |

** Inclination of Moon's orbit to ecliptic ** |
** 5º 8' 43.4" ** |

** Sidereal orbital period (i.e., with respect to stars) ** |
** 27.321661d = 27d 7h 43m 11.5s ** |

** Synodic month (from new Moon to new Moon) ** |
** 29.530588d = 29d 12h 44m 2.8s ** |

** Anomalistic month (from perigee to perigee) ** |
** 27.554550d = 27d 13h 18m 33.1s ** |

** Rotation period of line of nodes (retrograde motion) ** |
** 18.61 years ** |

** Rotation period of point of perigee (direct motion) ** |
** 8.85 years ** |

** Average orbital velocity of Moon around Earth ** |
** 3 681 km/h = 1 023 km/s ** |

** Average angular velocity of Moon's motion in sky ** |
** 33'/h ** |

** Mean diurnal motion of Moon with respect to stars ** |
** 13.176358º ** |

** Mean interval between two successive meridian passages of Moon ** |
** 24h 50.47m ** |

** Optical libration in longitude ** |
** up to 7º 54' ** |

** Optical libration in latitude ** |
** up to 6º 50' ** |

** Total surface area of the Moon theoretically observable from Earth ** |
** 59% ** |

** Inclination of Moon's equator to plane of ecliptic ** |
** 1º 32.5' ** |

** Inclination of Moon's equator to its orbital plane ** |
** 6º 41' ** |

** Diameter of Moon ** |
** 3 476 km ** |

** Circumference of Moon at equator ** |
** 10 920 km ** |

** Surface area of the Moon ** |
** 37.96 x 10^6 km2 = 7.4% of surface area of Earth ** |

** Volume of the Moon ** |
** 21.99 x 10^9 km3 = 2.03% of volume of Earth ** |

** Mass of Moon ** |
** 7.352 x 10^25 g = 1.23% of mass of Earth ** |

** Mean density of Moon ** |
** 3.341 g/cm3 = 60.6% of density of Earth ** |

** Moon's surface gravity ** |
** 162.2 cm/s2 = 16.5% of Earth's surface gravity ** |

** Moon's escape velocity ** |
** 2.38 km/s (11.2 km/s on Earth) ** |

** Illumination of surface of Earth by Full Moon ** |
** 0.25 lux ** |

** Illumination of surface of Moon by full Earth ** |
** 16 lux ** |

** Surface temperature on night hemisphere of Moon ** |
** -170º to -185º C ** |

** Maximum temperature on sunlit side of the Moon ** |
** +130º C ** |

** Constant temperature at depth of 1 m under surface ** |
** -35º C ** |

** Total surface of lunar maria ** |
** 16.9% of Moon's surface ** |

** Total surface area of lunar maria on near side of the Moon (one hemisphere) ** |
** 31.2% of near side of Moon ** |

** Total surface area of lunar maria on far side of the Moon (one hemisphere) ** |
** 2.6% of far side of Moon ** |

** Range of topography (highest-lowest elevation on the Moon) ** |
** 16 km ** |