Cañada de Gómez (ARGENTINA)
2007 by astro.perbosc
school : Centro Interactivo de Ciencia y tecnologia
city : Canada de Gomez
country : Argentina
postal code : 2500
latitude : 32°49’ S = -32.817°
longitude : 61°24’ W = -61.400°
year : 2007
Before... and after noon... When begun the campaign 2006-2007, I was several months without other measurements from partners, to calculate the terrestrial meridian. To solve this problem, I used Cooper formula (1969): Declination = - 23.45 sin (2*PI* (d+284) /365 Where d is the day of the year. In order compute the distance between our parallel and the one of another city located in another meridian , we used formulate: d = (111.3 km) · arcos ( sin a · sin b + cos a . cos b cos · cos(c- e)) Where a and b they are the latitudes of both cities, c and e are the longitudes. But that formula delivers the distance between cities; that does not interest to us: The reason is that c=e (both in he himself meridian, and different parallel), thus: d = (111.3 km) · arcos ( sin a · sin b + cos a . cos b ) We are interested by the ditance to the equator, so: a=0 and b= our latitude (or yours).
d = (111.3 km). arccos (cos b) = (111.3 km). b We took 111.3 for a circumference from 40075.2 km.
When there is no sun...