The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is about 3,84,000 kilometres. This distance varies because the Moon goes around the Earth in an elliptical orbit and the distance changes.

At any given point of time, we can calculate the distance to the Moon very accurately. We don't have to go all the way to the Moon to calculate the distance. We can calculate it from the Earth itself.

How is the distance to the Moon's surface calculated? Let's learn about this very accurate method in this module.