posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:38 PM
reply to post by shechaiyah
Sure every obit is close to a circle, but the moons orbit varies by about 38,000 km from perigee to apogee. So that seems like quite a bit compared to
the roundness of the Earth.
The Earth is about 12,700 km at the diameter, so half would be 6,350 km aka the radius.
Let's say you looked at it at the peak of closeness and then as it was about to set, at the very, very max it would be a difference of about 6,350 km
if everything was perfect. That's a lot less than the 38,000 km the moon varies in orbit.
The moon increases and decreases in size because of the variation in orbit.
Look at the pictures and see the variation.
edit on 17-11-2010 by predator0187 because: (no reason given)