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 It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 0.0004094825 times the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon, and the length of The Distance from Earth to the Moon is 2,442.1070 times that amount. (a.k.a. Luna) (median of semi-major axis, or apigee, and semi-minor axes, or perigee) The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, with an average distance of 207,579.10 nautical miles from center-to-center. About 428.376 kg of moon rock have been cataloged on the Earth, from the American Apollo and Soviet Luna Programs, and from samples that have been extracted from meteorites. It's about 2,500 times as tall as The Cinderella Castle. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 2,730 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.000366 times that amount. (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 0.0311 nautical miles tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is. It's about 3,000 times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 2,790 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.000358 times that amount. (a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 0.0305 nautical miles tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean. It's about 3,000 times as tall as Nelson's Column. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 3,048 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.0003281 times that amount. (London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)Nelson's Column measures 0.02788 nautical miles from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados. It's about 3,000 times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 3,200 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.00031 times that amount. (Paris, France)The Arc de Triomphe stands 0.026 nautical miles tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history. It's about 3,500 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 3,360 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.000298 times that amount. (Chicago, Illinois)The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0253 nautical miles tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936. It's about 5,500 times as long as Baseball base distances. In other words, 85 nautical miles is 5,738.60 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.00017426 times that amount. (MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 0.014812 nautical miles. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.