Tiny

2004-Jan-24, 01:58 AM

>< again astronomy class question.

The sun has roughly the same angular size in earth's sky as the moon, but its diameter is roughly 400 times larger than the moon. Use this to estimate how many times further away the sun is than the moon.

Sorry to trouble u guyz again?

I already know that the angular size of the moon/sun is 0.5 and the diameter for the moon is 3345 km (actually is about 3500km, but the teacher change the distance alittle bit) and the distance from the Moon to the sun is 149 million km... so how many times further away the sun is than the moon?

The sun has roughly the same angular size in earth's sky as the moon, but its diameter is roughly 400 times larger than the moon. Use this to estimate how many times further away the sun is than the moon.

Sorry to trouble u guyz again?

I already know that the angular size of the moon/sun is 0.5 and the diameter for the moon is 3345 km (actually is about 3500km, but the teacher change the distance alittle bit) and the distance from the Moon to the sun is 149 million km... so how many times further away the sun is than the moon?