Thursday, July 3, 2014

Distance to the moon, again

No data from last month, so I'm trying again.

Help me measure the distance to the Moon!

On the evening of 5 July 2014, the Moon will appear very close to the planet Mars.  At that time, I would like to get some help measuring the distance to the Moon.  What I need are pictures of the Moon and Mars taken at approximately the same time from as many different locations as possible.
  1. Set your camera up on a tripod for best image quality.
  2. Make sure that the picture you take has both all of the Moon and Mars in it, and that the focus is as good as you can make it.
  3. Email me the picture along with the time you took it (+/- 5 minutes) and your location (latitude and longitude, +/- 20 miles).
It'd be best if all images could be taken at appoximately the same time. Let's make this time 04:00 UTC (which would actually make it early morning 06 July in England), which is 21:00 PDT, 22:00 MDT, 23:00 CDT, and 00:00 EDT for the United States.

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