Top Posters
Since Sunday
18
11
Z
9
7
s
6
m
6
M
6
a
6
K
6
l
5
k
5
5
SlideshowReport

Scaling the Earth down to the size of a basketball, the Moon is roughly the size of a tennis ball. T

Description
Scaling the Earth down to the size of a basketball, the Moon is roughly the size of a tennis ball. The Moon's orbit correlates closely to the 3-point shooting line of a basketball court. With the floor taken to be the ecliptic plane, the Moon's orbit reaches a maximum height out of this plane about the length of a tennis racket. Eclipses can only occur when the Moon's path crosses through the ecliptic so that the Sun-Moon-Earth, or Sun-Earth-Moon, are aligned.
Related Images
Explore
Post your homework questions and get free online help from our incredible volunteers
  68 People Browsing
 298 Signed Up Today
Your Opinion
How often do you eat-out per week?
Votes: 13