Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Distance from earth to moon

The Surya Siddhanta, a textbook on astronomy of ancient India, calculated the distance from earth to moon as 253,000 miles. The modern measurement is 252,710 miles.

Source :
Surya-Siddhanta: A Text Book of Hindu Astronomy


Anonymous said...

Lovely. Where can i get a copy of this book

nuke said...

I have updated the post with a link. You can get the English version of the book from there.

Anonymous said...

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