Redditor Superimposed United States on the Moon at a Relative Scale

By: Simal Yilmaz - Published: Feb 17, 2013 • References: reddit & neatorama
This moon scaling illustration has been created by Redditor boredboarder8 to give the viewer an idea of the relative size of the moon in comparison to the side of the United States.

The circumference of the moon is 6,784 miles and the widest distance in the lower 48 states is 2,892 miles. If that doesn't make any sense, you can think of it as an equivalent to the distance between California and Maine.

The Redditor has superimposed the map of United States on the moon at a rough estimate and has created a really clever visual.

"Certainly take it only as an approximation, but what intrigued me the most is that the distance spanning the continental United States is roughly equal to a little less than half the circumference of the moon," writes boredboarder8 on his site. Stats for Comparative Moon Illustrations Trending: Older & Chilly
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