Some articles on diameters, diameter, solar diameters, solar:
... Hipparchus measured the apparent diameters of the Sun and Moon with his diopter ... on its (eccentric) orbit, but he found no perceptible variation in the apparent diameter of the Sun ... the mean distance of the Moon, the Sun and Moon had the same apparent diameter at that distance, the Moon's diameter fits 650 times into the circle, i.e ...
... The Cepheids are a class of pulsating variable stars Delta Cephei has a minimum size of 40 solar diameters and a maximum size of 46 solar diameters ... If it were placed at the centre of our Solar System, it would extend to the orbit of Saturn ... largest stars in the galaxy, it has a diameter of over 1000 solar diameters ...
Famous quotes containing the word solar:
“Senta: These boats, sir, what are they for?
Hamar: They are solar boats for Pharaoh to use after his death. Theyre the means by which Pharaoh will journey across the skies with the sun, with the god Horus. Each day they will sail from east to west, and each night Pharaoh will return to the east by the river which runs underneath the earth.”
—William Faulkner (18971962)