[amsat-bb] Re: Trivia Question

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Tue Nov 8 04:03:42 PST 2011

Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 20:19:55 -0800

> From: "Art McBride" <kc6uqh at cox.net>
> To: "'Wyatt Dirks'" <wyattdirks at msn.com>, <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Trivia Question
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> Wyatt,
> I would say 180. Another question at what North or South latitude is a grid
> square, square?
> Art,
I don't think they are EVER really square because longitude lines are never
really parallel.  They approach square/parallel at the equator, but they
are always going to have only the two sides defined by latitude lines
parallel (what's that, a rhombus?).  And at the pole the north and
southmost squares are actually triangles, no?  So I would say if you are
standing at the pole, unless you have infinitely small feet and can really
stand exactly on the pole, the number of grid squares you are in depends on
how wide your feet are and how far apart they are when you are standing :-)

Fun questions!

Burns, W2BFJ

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