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I shot the moon

Cool Cosmos tells us that our moon is an average distance of 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers) away from Earth. That is about the width of 30 Earths. Because the Moon does not orbit Earth in a perfect circle, but instead travels in a slightly elliptical orbit, its distance from Earth varies between 225,700 miles (363,300 kilometers) and 252,000 miles (405,500 kilometers).

One of the Yahoo Answers says The Moon is 238000 miles from Earth. The length of its orbit is 1,495,398 miles one orbit is 27.3 days=655.2 hours
1,495,398 ÷ 655.2
The Moon travels around the Earth at about 2282.4 mph

Okay. Now we have established an approximate distance of 238,855 miles away, moving relative to where I am standing at 2,282 miles per hour.

Handheld, alone, I aim my Canon SX710 HS ‘pocket camera’ with a sight radius of 7 centimeters, or 3 inches at this far-out, fast-moving target and hit it!

Multiple hits.

Heck I was real pleased to hit a stationary, unmoving 1,000-yard gong repeatedly with a 26 inch scoped rifle on a bipod from a prone position with great assistance from a skilled spotter.

It is quite impossible to hit the moon from my studio floor.

Then again, there is this picture I shot of the January 1, 2018 full moon.

I’ve got it!

I am going to mount my Canon SX710 HS to my .308 rifle.

I should be able to light a match at 1,000 meters.