Astronomy Lab: The Diameter of the Moon and the Ecliptic Limit

Astronomy Lab: The Diameter of the Moon and the Ecliptic Limit
Astronomy Lab: The Diameter of the Moon and the Ecliptic Limit
Astronomy Lab: The Diameter of the Moon and the Ecliptic Limit
Astronomy Lab: The Diameter of the Moon and the Ecliptic Limit
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Students will determine the diameter of the moon using processes similar to the Greek philosophers of 2500 years ago. They will also determine the size of the ecliptic limit: the range in which the moon must pass in its orbit in order for there to be an eclipse.

Time: 55 minutes

Materials needed: Paper, ruler, protractor, compass

An answer key is included.
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