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On average it takes the light only 1.3 seconds to travel from the Moon to Earth.

 

On average it takes the light only 1.3 seconds to travel from the Moon to Earth.

  










The distance between the Earth and the Moon is only 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers).

The average distance of the moon from earth is 238,855 miles or 384,400 km. It orbits around the earth in 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes and 11.47 seconds and completes one revolution. The Moon does not have any light of its own rather, it reflects the light received from the sun. Of the total incident sunlight received, only 13.6 percent is reflected from the lunar surface.
We know, light travels through space or vacuum at about 186,282 miles per second (299,792 km per second). Sunlight takes approximately 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach the Earth's surface. So, the time taken by moonlight to reach earth’s surface will depend on the product of distance of moon from the earth and the rate at which light travels through space. Thus, if we calculate this we will get 1.25 seconds or 1.3 seconds approximately.

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