The distance between the sun and our moon is
92,960,000 miles. The sun is 400 times larger
than our moon. The sun and the moon appear the
same size when we look in the sky because the sun
is 400 times farther away from the Earth than the
moon. These figures should put your mind at ease;
it is highly improbable that the moon would
ever collide with the sun. But if it did,
considering the massive size difference, the
sun would just absorb the moon.
Same thing if the Earth collided with the sun:
the moon would be vaporized and absorbed by the
The moon and sun look the same size in the sky,
but they're very different. The sun is much
larger, and much farther away. The moon can pass
in front of the sun (this is called an
eclipse), but won't collide with it.
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