How Many Oceans Would It Take to Fill the Moon?

The moon has a volume of about 5.3 billion cubic miles (21.9 billion cubic km), and it would take 33 Pacific Oceans to fill the moon with water. It would take about 70 Atlantic Oceans to fill the moon, and it would take 83 Arctic Oceans. The Antarctic Ocean could theoretically fit into the moon an estimated 300 times, and it would take about 1,200 of the smallest ocean, the Indian Ocean, to fill the moon.

More about the size of the moon:

  • The moon has 2% of the volume of Earth.

  • During a supermoon, in which the moon is closer to earth due to the planet’s orbit, the moon is 30% brighter and appears 14% larger when seen from Earth than it normally does.

  • The moon is smaller than Asia in terms of surface area; the moon is about 14.6 million square miles (38 million km2), and Asia is 17.2 million square miles (44.5 million km2).

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