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Message Subject Moon 240,000 miles away. Come on man!
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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If it is 30 miles away, how big is it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22705145


any one good here with angles and mesurements that can do a rough guestimate
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12543514


Ah... yeah... about that:

if it is only 30 miles away or even 50, then how is it that two people in different places on the Earth can measure its position and using basic geometry get a similar distance to the accepted value?
 Quoting: Weasel_Turbine


Or, if that went over your simple head OP, if it is only 50 miles away, how is it you can go for a 100 mile drive and the moon still appears to be in the same position?

If something is 50 miles away in one direction (let's call it north), and you drive 100 miles east, it should now look to be about 112 miles away. But it looks the same.

Derp.
 
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