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The angular diameter of the Moon is proportional to the ratio of the Moon's physical diameter (3476 km) to its distance from Earth (about 384,400 km from the Earth's center on average). Using the small angle approximation, this angular diameter as measured from the center of the Earth works out to be about 0.518 degrees (31.1 arc minutes; a small correction would be needed to account for the fact that the observer lies somewhere on the Earth's surface). However, the Moon's center may be as far away as 406,600 km and as near as 356,600 km from the Earth's center1. These angular diameters are 0.490 degrees (29.4 arc minutes) and 0.558 degrees (33.5 arc minutes), as measured there
originally posted by: AthlonSavage
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The angular diameter of the Moon is proportional to the ratio of the Moon's physical diameter (3476 km) to its distance from Earth (about 384,400 km from the Earth's center on average). Using the small angle approximation, this angular diameter as measured from the center of the Earth works out to be about 0.518 degrees (31.1 arc minutes; a small correction would be needed to account for the fact that the observer lies somewhere on the Earth's surface). However, the Moon's center may be as far away as 406,600 km and as near as 356,600 km from the Earth's center1. These angular diameters are 0.490 degrees (29.4 arc minutes) and 0.558 degrees (33.5 arc minutes), as measured there
29.4 arc minutes + 33.5 arc minutes = 62.9
Take the average
62.9/2 = 31.45
Pi of a circle = 3.1415
which is one thousandth percent of difference between these values.
The Intelligent design of Earths moon is all to obvious.
“If you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!"
29.4 arc minutes + 33.5 arc minutes = 62.9 Take the average 62.9/2 = 31.45 Pi of a circle = 3.1415 which is one thousandth percent of difference between these values. The Intelligent design of Earths moon is all to obvious.
Just because we're here to look at stuff doesn't necessarily mean the stuff was put there for us to look at.
My congratulations, Captain - a dazzling display of logic.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: AthlonSavage
The article says the Moon varies in distance from the Earth by some 50000km (31k miles) or vice versa as we orbit each other. How does that imply ID? Im not saying an irregular orbit discounts ID only that I don't understand why perfect/eccentric/irregular orbits say anything at all for ID.
Douglas Adams wrote:
“If you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!"
He was riffing on ideas like anthropic principles. Just because we're here to look at stuff doesn't necessarily mean the stuff was put there for us to look at.
originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
There are literally an infinite number of apparent correlations that have nothing to do with causation.
So for people who like to write about apparent correlations, you could do it from birth to death; not that doing so would necessarily provide value of any kind, except in the mind of the author.
Kev