Im doing a school project where we need to come up with an accurate way to measure the moons orbital velocity with an experiment....(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My plan was to find the radius of the moons orbit, then its period, and based on a distance over time find its velocity. However i realize I am making a serious approximations and takes away from the quality of my measurement.

Do you know of a better way i can do such a calculation with less error? Also i have 10 weeks to have said task completed.

All help is appreciated

thanks,

Zak

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# How To measure Moon Orbital Velocity ?

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