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Fraser
2011-Nov-18, 10:20 PM
When the distance from the Earth to the Moon comes up, the common figure thrown around is 402,336 km (or 250,000 miles). But have you every wondered how astronomers got that figure? And how exact it really is? There are a couple of ways you can measure the distance of the Moon that donít require [...]

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jfribrg
2011-Nov-18, 10:56 PM
re the map showing the best locations to measure using the eclipse method, is that for a specific lunar eclipse or does that apply for all eclipses?