Moon orbits the earth at 384,400 thousand kilometer away, we get to see our lovely moon, and enjoy it when it is fully shining on us. But what if the moon is orbiting the earth as close as 429km away from earth, sure it is going to look huge, but can you imagine how huge it will look like, and what impact having the moon that close to the earth? 

t this distance the Moon would rise in the west and set in the east, The Moon Orbits the Earth counterclockwise when viewed from the North pole looking *down*. the same direction that the earth rotates. Normally the Moon orbits much slower than the earth rotates so it rises in the east and sets in the west, however at 420km it orbits much faster, faster than the earth rotates underneath, therefore it will rise in the west and set in the east

The Moon would orbit very fast, somewhere between 130 mins and 90 mins, i'll work this figure out later, it's actually a simple problem, but i'm busy!

Any way, watch the video for a wonderful example!

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