The Size Of The Moon Compared To The United States

February 14, 2013


This is a picture created by Redditor boredboarder8 of the moon with a to-scale United States superimposed over it to give you a concept of its size. That is, if you can imagine how big the United States is. Which, given the fact you just poked yourself in the eye with a drinking straw trying to sip from it, indicates you have zero spatial awareness and probably think the United States is like a light year across. Well it's not, it's more like ten. "GW? Stop corrupting our youth with your lies." Please, they're f***ed anyways.

The greatest distance between two points within the contiguous U.S. is 2,892 miles, stretching from Point Arena, CA to West Quoddy Head, ME. The circumference of the Moon is 6,784. To help put the scale of each into perspective, redditor boredboarder8 decided to overlay one on top of the other, giving rise to the approximation you see above.

Truthfully, I don't care how big the moon is, I'm still gonna go up there and claim it as my own. And anyone else is more than welcome to join me provided they acknowledge me as their king. We will open a strip club, and we will call it 'Craters'. "That's a terrible name for a strip club." You there -- push this naysaying peasant out an air-lock.

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