Re: earth/moon relationship
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 21:14:59 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-20 20:24:11 EDT, you write:

<< >I saw somewhere a picture where someone had a triangle so it fit
>inside the earth, and within that triangle, perfectly, was the moon. Is
>earth/moon relationship really like that? I know the earth has been
>expanding over its time and the moon has not, so maybe that relationship
>existed in the past, but im really wondering about the present, does anyone

By picking an appropriate triangle, you can do that with any two circles of
any size. So it's true, but means nothing.


No you cant, it has to be perfect, or rather it has to be the right ratio. I
am saying a perfect relationship, with congruent sides, to where the angles
of the triangle touch the earth's circumference at a point and the moon
touches the triangle at a tangent. If the moon was any bigger or smaller it
wouldnt be touching the triangle's side at one point, but rather two or none.
Im asking if the earth/moon relationship represents this perfect ratio,
either with a plane triangle, or a pyramid.