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RE: Moon question



My guess is that since there is no atmosphere on the moon, there are no
seasons and nothing else for that matter to "move temperature" around.
It simply boils down to...if there is sunlight shining on a rock on the
equator, it gets hot.  Similar for a rock at either pole.  The distance
difference from the sun for either rock is negligible.  Certainly sun
angle has some heating effect, but this angle has the same effect at any
location on the entire surface.  It is true that toward the poles you
will have surface area that is constantly in shadow and thus always very
cold.  So, in the end, I would not think it much different at all to put
equipment either on the equator or on a pole.  Caveat....I could be way
off my rocker here....I am simply speaking off the top of my head
without any scientific background. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
Behalf Of William Leijenaar
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 8:18 AM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Moon question

 
Hi AMSATs,

On the moon temperatures can reach from very high to very low, abt +150C
to 
-150C... Does this also mean on the north or south pole of the moon ? On
the 
earths north/south pole temperatures are also not like at the equator.
Maybe 
it is a better place for a moon-station ;-)

73 de PE1RAH
William


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