TIL that 4.5bn years ago, when the moon was created it was only 14,000miles away from earth compared to the 238, 885miles it is today. This is because every year the moon moves 3.78cm away from the earth.

Read more: http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/the-universe/37-our-solar-system/the-moon/the-moon-and-the-earth/111-is-the-moon-moving-away-from-the-earth-when-was-this-discovered-intermediate

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