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.

  • Jermain Palmen

    Where's Alaska?
    Dumb yanks always forget Alaska...

  • Nicholas Boyd-Gibbins
  • JJtoob

    All my life I thought the moon was smaller than the US.

  • Stupid Redditors left some of Canada in there. Also, Russia or Canada both of which have large land masses would have been better as a comparison.

  • Brant_Alan

    I guess they wanted you to see Michigan and without the lakes would be difficult. And since the other end of the great lakes touch Canada, I suppose that's why.

  • Mark Leggett

    They should actually put it there.

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