highest point on the moon - MyMoon

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The highest point on the Earth is the peak of Mt. Everest at an altitude of 29,029 feet above sea level. The highest point on the Moon is 35,387 feet above sea level, I mean, above the mean radius.

What? Mean radius? There are no seas on the Moon hence there is no sea level on the Moon. "Sea level" on the moon is therefore an average of the measured distances from the center of the Moon to the surface. Due to craters and mountains, these distances vary.

The point is lunar scientists have ID'd the highest point on the Moon. The arrow in the picture below points to this location. You may be asking yourself, who cares where the Moon's highest point is? Well, who cares that Mt. Everest is the highest point on Earth? Read more about this here.

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