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distance to the Moon [try it]

How far is the Moon? You don’t have to look up the answer in a book. You can measure it yourself, and quite easily at that. You will need an accomplice however. For this, you will need some way to record the precise location of the Moon in the sky relative to the stars in […]

on the Moon’s orbit [Q&A]

I will write up here brief answers to many astronomy related questions that were asked by students. ┬áThe first one is by Vibha of Poornaprajna College, who asks why is it that the Moon is under the gravitational influence of only the Earth and why is it not affected by the Sun, and why doesn’t […]