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English: Scale model of the Earth and the Moon, with a beam of light traveling between them at the speed of light. It takes approximately 1.26 seconds.
Español: Modelo a escala de la Tierra y la Luna, con un rayo de luz viajando entre ellas a la velocidad de la luz. Le lleva aproximadamente 1.26 segundos.
Galego: Modelo a escala da Terra e a Lúa, con un raio de luz viaxando entre elas á velocidade da luz. Lévalle aproximadamente 1.26 segundos.
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If you see the beam taking more than 1.26 seconds to travel from Earth to Moon, then your browser is displaying it too slowly. See talk page for details.


  • IE8: Works in compatability and regular mode on 2GHz C2D
  • Firefox: Normal on AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ (3.2GHz) - Firefox 3.6
  • Firefox: Normal on Core i7 860 (2.93 Ghz) - Firefox 3.5.5
  • Safari: Works fine on Safari 4.0.2 (Tested: Safari for Windows 4.0.2 Build 530.19.1)
  • Chrome: Normal on 2 GHz Intel Core Duo and 3 Ghz Pentium 4
  • Opera: 10.20 - Normal even on Intel Atom


  • Firefox: Normal on 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Safari: Normal on 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • OmniWeb: ??sadad
  • Opera: Normal on 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Chrome: Normal on 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo


  • Firefox: Normal on 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Firefox 3.5.5Xd
  • Konqueror: Slow (nearly 3 seconds) on 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Konqueror 4.3.2
  • Chrome: Normal on 2 GHz AMD Turion TL-60 - Chrome
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