Week 4 FIT Report
What did you do this week?:
This week I continued my lunar project studying if lunar phases affect muon counts. Because of the recent super moon, I furthered my research into the distance between the Earth and Moon to see how it changed with each phase.
Why did you do that?:
I chose to take a closer look at the distance between the Earth and Moon and how the recent supermoon changed that. I found out that the moon is usually 357,000-406,000km away from the Earth, but a supermoon is about 355,000km away from the moon. This allows it to appear 15% larger and 30% brighter.
What are you doing next?:
Next, I am continuing my lunar project and will likely investigate other aspects with that, such as luminosity, orbital patterns, etc. I am hoping that by next week I will have a clear picture of whether the moon contributes to the creation of muons or not.
Why are you doing that?:
I would like to investigate other aspects of the moon and it's brightness, orbital patterns, etc. to see if I can find an explanation for the muon patterns I am witnessing with my counts.