This experiment, including all measurements, was performed at LOCATION in Denver, Colorado.
The purpose of this experiment is to provide an actual measurement of the angular diameter of the moon while in the zenith and near the horizon. In this report, the measurements will be examined and compared to the theoretical measurements; furthermore, the claim that the size of the moon is larger when it is near the horizon will be tested and the diameter of the moon will be estimated.
For the first part of the experiment, the angular diameter of the moon was measured. Using a ruler, the observer measured the apparent diameter of the moon by extending the Continue reading...