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The Moon was was 362,399 km from Earth.The moon's true diameter is 3,474 km.

Use the following relationships to find the angular diameter of the moon at perigee:

(1 degree=60 arc minutes)

a) angular diameter of the moon at perigee (degrees):

b)angular diameter of the moon at perigee (arc minutes):

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Step 1

The distance between the Earth and the Moon is 362,399 km. The true diameter of the moon is 3,474 km. Consider the diagram as follows.

Step 2

Construct the formula as follows.

Step 3

Substitute D=3,474 and d=362,399 in the formula of &alp...

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