i am sooooo lost in what edmund halley did.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

so far i understand that he used parallax and the venus transit to solve for the distance between earth and sun but how did he exactly do it?

http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/P_question4.html [Broken]

the link above explains a lot but it doesn't provide the angle E and the distance between observer A and observer B so i can't exactly find the value of AU.

could someone please explain to me what values did he use for E and the distance between observer A and observer B? and how he got those values.

thanks

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# Edmund halley and the venus transit

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