Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Earth-Moon System to Scale -

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


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

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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:

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