posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 12:33 PM
Actually, both the U.S.A. and the Russian photos of the Earth, taken from the Moon, are grossly inexact in size due to the lens used on the cameras
that took the photos, as opposed to what an individual, actually standing on the Moon and observing the Earth through only his eyes, would see.
In that case, the actual size of the Earth would appear to the individual standing on the Moon to be .59O inches (15MM) in diameter. To better
illustrate it, if you cut out a circle on piece of paper to that diameter and stuck it to your monitor screen, simulating looking through a window on
the Moon, it would represent the actual size of Earth as you would see it.
Conversely, and using the same scenario, if you were on Earth and were observing the Moon, it would appear to be only .162 inches (4.1MM) in diameter
on your 'window'.
Here's a simple way to get a good idea, or to visualize, what a satellite, like the Moon, would like in space. Hold a pellet-gun BB, .177 inches
(4.5MM) in diameter against your screen. That would represent the size of the Moon as seen by astronauts viewing it, without a camera, from the front
window of their spacecraft at a distance of 220,000 miles from it.