The Big E

The Earth and Moon Ratios

 

Many scientific debates and discussions get lost in the overwhelming complexity of the facts they present.  Each side attempts to mold the findings into their worldview and outsmart their opponent.  While focused on these complexities, a few simple, yet equally amazing  and undeniable facts are often overlooked.


Facts

 

In comparison, if the Moon were a 0.07 inch piece of sand, the Earth would be a 1/4 inch pea.

The diameter of the Earth measures 12,742 km

The diameter of our Moon measures 3,476 km

Ratios

 

  • The Moon Diameter is ~27.26% of the Earth’s

                It takes 27.3 days for the moon to move around the celestial sphere as observed from Earth

(Sidereal month)

  • Inversely, the Earth is ~ 366.7% larger than the Moon 

                It takes 365 days (366 in a leap year) for the Earth to orbit the Sun

*graph not to scale

Are these perfect ratios simply a result of chance? Or do they point to an intelligent design?

 


What is the scientific name for the Moon?

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.  Romans 1:20