„Proposition 11. The diameter of the moon is less than 2/45ths, but greater than 1/30th of the distance of the centre of the moon from our eye.“

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On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon (c. 250 BC)

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Aristarchos von Samos Foto
Aristarchos von Samos
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„Proposition 9. The diameter of the sun is greater than 18 times, but less than 20 times, the diameter of the moon.“

—  Aristarchus of Samos ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician

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On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon (c. 250 BC)
Variante: Proposition 7. The distance of the sun from the earth is greater than eighteen times, but less than twenty times, the distance of the moon from the earth.

Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto

„Proposition 15. The diameter of the sun has, to the diameter of the earth a ratio greater than that which 19 has to 3, but less than that which 43 has to 6.“

—  Aristarchus of Samos ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician

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On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon (c. 250 BC)
Variante: Proposition 10. The sun has to the moon a ratio greater than that which 5832 has to 1, but less than that which 8000 has to 1.

Aristarchus of Samos Foto

„Proposition 18. The earth is to the moon in a ratio greater than that which 1259712 has to 79507, but less than that which 216000 has to 6859.“

—  Aristarchus of Samos ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician

p, 125
On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon (c. 250 BC)
Variante: Proposition 17. The diameter of the earth is to the diameter of the moon in a ratio greater than that which 108 has to 43, but less than that which 60 has to 19.

Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Aristarchus of Samos Foto
Nicholas Sparks Foto

„I love you more than there are fishes in the sea and higher than the moon“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch At First Sight

Variante: I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.
Quelle: At First Sight

Huston Smith Foto

„No affirmation is more than a finger pointing to the moon.“

—  Huston Smith, buch The World's Religions

The World's Religions (1991)
Kontext: Signposts are not the destination, maps are not the terrain. Life is too rich and textured to be fitted into pigeonholes, let alone equated with them. No affirmation is more than a finger pointing to the moon. And, lest attention turn to the finger, Zen will point, only to withdraw its finger at once.

Pablo Neruda Foto

„Your eyes have the colour of the moon“

—  Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

Quelle: 100 Love Sonnets

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