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What is the diameter of the Sun in Miles?
The actual diameter of the Sun more like 865,000 miles. What is the %-Error in your calculated
value?
Given that the Diameter of Earth is about 7200 miles, how many Earths would fit across the
Sun?
You turn toward the east, seeing the full moon rising. You find that half of your finger tip at
arm’s length also covers the diameter of the Moon! Given that the diameter of the Moon is about
2160 miles, approximately how far from Earth is the Moon in miles and km according to your
calculations?
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d. Diameter of the Sun
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Standing on the beach at sunset, you extend the tip of your finger at your full arm length from
your face, covering the Sun. Upon moving your finger around, you find that only about half of its
width is needed to completely cover the Sun’s diameter. You measure your finger width to be 0.5
inches. You know your arm length to be 28.0 inches. You have be told that the Sun is
approximately 93 million miles away. Use this information to determine the approximate
diameter of the Sun, filling in the table below with the proper quantities measure in meters.
1= ½ finger
x = Arm
length
A = angle
from eye
level to top of eye level
d = object
g = eye level
height
f = object
height from
h = Diameter
width
distance
of the Sun
object
TAZhat is tho diamoter of the Sun in Miloc?
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