Let’s Measure the Diameter of the Sun!

You can measure the diameter of the sun from your own backyard! You’ll just need a few simple tools and a little clever math. A really long tape measure is NOT required!

As always, NEVER look directly at the sun!!!

As an added challenge, can you prove that the formula used to determine the diameter of the sun is, in fact, correct?


http://youtu.be/EGZTG5eZ950

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