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    angular diameter of the moon

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    This job devises a means of measuring the angular diameter of the moon. What is it when the moon is high in the sky? What is it when near the horizon? Estimate the angle separating the moon and sun on a given date and note the moon's phase.

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    (a) Device: You just browse the web page
    http://members.aol.com/ScienzFair/astro001.htm
    To avoid plagiarism, I am not copying the contents of this web page, but advise you to follow it. It is a very simple method to measure angular diameter.

    Now, 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 ...

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    Steps to find the angular diameter of the moon are included.

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