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We have found an article on which is about putting astronomical distances into human
perspectives. This is a great article & to quote from it:
“The actual distance between Earth and the Moon varies throughout the Moon's orbit, but the Moon's
average distance is approximately 384,402 kilometres.
A distance of 380,000 kilometres is on the edge of being conceivable on a human scale. If you own a
car, have a look at your odometer for some perspective. We estimate that it would take the average
person about 10 to 20 years to achieve a 'mileage' comparable to the Moon and Earth's average

This article then builds on this with images and takes you through distances to Mars, our Sun & other
galaxies. It is a very interesting article and this below is an image taken from the article showing some
of the distances it talks about:

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