Freeform Katia

February 19, 2008

walking to the moon

Filed under: musings — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 12:39 pm

I was musing today, wondering really, how many miles away the moon is and if one could walk there. Thanks to the glory of the internet, I had my answer in minutes. The moon, as it turns out, is approximately 239,000 miles away. That means I would have to walk about 654.8 miles/day if I wanted to get there in a year. Clearly not feasible. I probably walk about 5 miles/day (a wild guess) — so that’s 47,800 days or ~130 years. I have an impossible task infront of me unless I really up my miles/day.

I was relating these small facts to the sales clerk at the sports store today where I went to buy a pedometer. His response was to look at me as if I had already taken several unauthorized trips to the moon and perhaps was currently residing on it. He clearly had very little interest in what I was saying and just wanted to sell the crazy-lady a pedometer.

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4 Comments »

  1. have a look at the moon tonight (if possible). It’ll be full tomorrow – maybe it’ll inspire you?!
    Last night the (almost full) moon was shining into the yard and ‘painting’,outlining the tree branches onto the perfect snow: BEAUTIFUL!
    Love, Mom

    Comment by Mom — February 19, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

  2. Even better: check out the total lunar eclipse tomorrow (Feb. 20). Last chance until Dec 2010.

    Comment by Nan — February 19, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

  3. Along the same lines, the Franklin Institute has their monthly Community Night tonight from 5PM – 8PM, so admission to the museum is free to everyone during those hours. And in conjunction with the eclipse, the giant telescope and the observatory will be open until 11 PM (there might be a nominal fee for that, but refreshments will be served). Derek Pitts will be there. And it happens no matter what the weather is like tonight. Should be fun if you are so inclined.

    Comment by Sue Gavin-Leone — February 20, 2008 @ 8:42 am

  4. My sweet hubby’s first sentence: “moon a ball.”

    Comment by Lynette — February 20, 2008 @ 11:55 am


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