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Results obtained with the 3-D method

Here you will find some of the results which were obtained by various Astronomy On-Line Groups during the partial solar eclipse on October 12, 1996, according to the 3-D method.

As can be seen, the Earth-Moon distance has been determined with an excellent accuracy from this method! The alrger the distance, the more accurate the results appear to be.

Congratulations and thanks to all groups who were involved in this Astronomy On-Line Collaborative Project!

From Greece :

From Deutsche Schule Athen

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
Athens23o 44'East38o 00 North
Universal TimeX=Y=
14:090.2820.373
14:460.0260.309

From various French groups :

From Dijon

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
Dijon5o 02' East47o 19' North
Universal TimeX=Y=
13:450.210.28
14:000.140.25
14:150.050.22
14:30-0.050.20
14:45-0.130.18
15:00-0.220.14
15:30-0.420.09

Lycee Jean Moulin, staying in Port-Cros Island

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
Port-Cros6o 30' East43o 00 North
Universal TimeX=Y=
13:450.2650.346
13:450.2500.325
14:000.180.30
14:000.1750.30

Lycee Professionnel de Veynes, Hautes Alpes

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
Veynes5o 50' East44o 31' North
Universal TimeX=Y=
14:29-0.0280.257
14:50-0.1140.219
15:28-0.4090.147

From Slovenia :

Gimnazija Nova Gorica

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
Nova Gorica13o 39' East45o 57' North
Universal TimeX=Y=
14:290.0120.235
14:40-0.0760.215
15:02-0.2360.185
15:09-0.250.172

From Germany :

Astronomers at Leibnitz Pirmasens

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
Pirmasens7o 36' East49o 12' North
Universal TimeX=Y=
13:300.300.533
14:000.0930.258
14:150.0170.20
14:30-0.0770.178

From Great Britain :

AES Astronomers

PlaceLongitudeLatitude
AES (GB)1o 43' East52o 25' North
Universal TimeX=Y=
13:590.060.22

Summary

Using some combinations of the data listed above, we obtain the following results:

Time (U.T.)Obs. 1Obs. 2distance D Earth-Moon= dist.
13:45DijonPort-Cros424 km283000 km
14:00DijonPort-Cros435 km389000 km
14:00DijonAES561 km376000 km
14:09AthensPirmasens1754 km361000 km
14:00Port-CrosAES993 km395000 km
14:30DijonNova Gorica531 km428000 km
14:30PirmasensNova gorica559 km304000 km
14:30VeynesNova Gorica304 km384000 km
14:30VeynesDijon286 km268000 km


These results were compiled and presented by:
Francis Berthomieu,= Lyc=E9e Jean Moulin
Place de la Paix 83300= DRAGUIGNAN
France
e-mail: berthomi@pelat.ac-nice.fr=

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