Main Full Moon Silhouette Discussion

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Dagobitus
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03:56:43 PM Sep 19th 2010
Almost Justified:

Full Moon makes an angle of .5 degree = 180th of a right angle = 120th of a radian because it is 7,000 km across and 400,000 km (250,000 miles)away. Full Moon looks impressive in Real Life, but on a TV screen she looks patheticaly small, so it is common to make the Moon larger.

Elliot is 1 meter tall. His silhouette is 1/8 the size of the Moon = 1,000th of a radian. Elliot is 1km (0.625 miles) away.

Elliot's size relative to the WOULD be justified if the FBI used a telescope to look at the Moon.

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