# Re: earth/moon relationship

CALYK@aol.com
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
perfectly
>inside the earth, and within that triangle, perfectly, was the moon. Is
the
>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
>know?

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.

danny