Earth and the Moon

The Moon

How strong is the Moon’s gravity on people?

Although the Moon is very massive—73.5 billion billion metric tons—it is so far away from Earth (240,000 miles or 384,000 kilometers) that it has very little gravitational pull on objects at or near Earth’s surface. It produces about 1/300,000th the gravitational acceleration that Earth produces at its own surface—far too weak to be felt by any person.


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