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Moon-Earth distances and interactions

by moon_sphinx
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moon_sphinx
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Aug29-09, 04:08 AM
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Hi,

I'm trying to calculate the distance between earth and moon and how the other planets and sun interfere in this system.

I would like to know how can I solve this. What equations should I use?

Will this also make me able to know how far the moon is "going away" from us?

Thank you
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mg0stisha
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Aug29-09, 10:00 AM
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Probably not exactly what you're looking for, but this article explains briefly part of the reason why the moon is 'moving away' from us.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/55066637.html
moon_sphinx
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Aug29-09, 02:45 PM
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Hi again,

I think I know how these interactions happen. I really don't know where to start doing the calculations...

I'm ending my course in Physics, but it isn't pure physics since it has a minor in Computer Science, so I don't have many of the subjects that could be of help with this matter.

I have to do a computer program that simulates the orbits and as time passes by the moon "getting away"...

My problem for now is not the programming part, but the calculations I have to do and formulas I have to put there....

Thanks


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