Why does the Moon follow us when we're driving?

According to astronomers, the reason why the Moon seems to be following us is because it is so far away. The Moon is about 240,000 miles (386,400 kilometers) away from Earth. Because of this distance, the angle you view it from changes very little as you drive down the highway. So mile after mile, the Moon remains in roughly the same spot of sky. No matter how fast you drive, you just can’t “pass” it. And just as you can’t pass the Moon, neither can you dodge the presence of the Sun, planets, or stars.


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