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Geography
Chapter 1 Class 6 Geography - The Earth and the Solar System

## ________is the closest celestial body to our earth.

1. The Sun
2. Venus
3. Mars
4. The Moon

So, the correct answer is (D): The Moon

## Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options

• Option (A) The Sun - The Sun is not the closest celestial body to Earth, but the farthest one in our solar system. The Sun is about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) away from Earth. It takes about 8 minutes for the sunlight to reach us. So, this is incorrect .❌
• Option (B) Venus - Venus is not the closest celestial body to Earth, but the second closest planet to Earth. Venus is about 67 million miles (108 million kilometers) away from Earth at its closest point. It takes about 6 minutes for the light from Venus to reach us. So, this is incorrect .❌
• Option (C) Mars - Mars is not the closest celestial body to Earth, but the fourth closest planet to Earth. Mars is about 34 million miles (55 million kilometers) away from Earth at its closest point. It takes about 3 minutes for the light from Mars to reach us. So, this is incorrect .❌
• Option (D) The Moon - The Moon is the closest celestial body to Earth . The Moon is about 240,000 miles (384,000 kilometers) away from Earth. It takes about 1 second for the light from the Moon to reach us. The Moon is also the only celestial body that humans have visited so far. So, this is correct .✅

Thus, option (D) is correct

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