Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Earth-Moon System to Scale - TomRoelandts.com

The illustration below shows the Earth-Moon system to scale, with the same scale used for size and distance. I’ve seen a physical model of this once, with the Earth and the Moon in opposite corners of a room, and found it striking how far away (relative to its size) the Moon is from the Earth.

Earth-Moon system to scaleEarth-Moon system to scale

via tomroelandts.com

I don't know why I find this interesting. Anyway, it gives one a sense of perspective.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2017/05/earth-moon-system-to-scale-tomroelandtscom.html

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This made me think of the Maine Solar System Model (1 to 93,000,000 scale). Next time you're in Presque Isle: http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/428-topsfield-54-miles-south-of-pluto-the-solar-system-in-maine

Posted by: Paul A Sand | Jun 1, 2017 3:05:20 AM