The library of Eratosthenes

Xewkija (MALTA)

2007 by astro.perbosc

school : Rosa Magro primary school
city : Xewkija
country : Malta
address : Soil street
postal code : VCT 110
latitude : 36°02’ N = 36.033°
longitude : 14°16’ E 14.267°
year : 2007

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 16/04/2007

Let the Project begin! Explanation of the sun’s movement and the change in the shadow’s direction. This is done also by keeping track of time.

 11/05/2007


angle in Arras : 32°37’= 32° + 37 x 100/60 = 32,617°

angle in Xewkija : 17°45’= 17° + 45 x 100/60 = 17,750°

difference between the angles : 32,617° - 17,750° = 14,867°

distance between the parallels : 1583km

circumference :1583 x 360 / 14,867 = 38332km

 15/06/2007


Distance between the parallels : Cañada de Gómez-Xewkija 7657km

Différence between the angles:
15°40’-(-53°09’)=(15+40/60)+(53+9/60)=15,667+53,150 = 68,817°

Circumference of the Earth=7657x360/68,817=40 056 km


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