Great Wall of China from the moon

Can the Great Wall of China be seen from the moon?
Is it the only man-made object visible from the moon?
  • The Great Wall of China can not be seen from the moon.
  • No man-made object on earth can be seen from the moon.
  • Only oceans, clouds, desert and large-masses of vegetation can be seen from this distance.
  • While you can not see the Great Wall of China from the moon, you can see the moon from the Great Wall of China. One out of two aint bad!
  • The myth originated long before humans saw the earth from space, in Richard Halliburton's 1938  book Second Book of Marvels.
  • At the highest altitude of which the Great Wall of China CAN be seen, many other man made objects can also be seen, like the pyramids or airport runways.
  • Below is an example of how quickly the 'Great Wall' disappears when you head to the moon -doubling the height each image.
Here's an animation. Keep your eye on the Great Wall as your pogo stick takes you to the moon and back.