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From: maa32 <maa32@dana.ucc.nau.edu>
Subject: moon information!
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 20:55:52 -0700

All right, guys.  Finally got some real information that is pretty cool.  At 
confluence, Green is 30,000 leagues away (every six years).  At one point, 
someone mentions that at the moment of their comment Green is 80,000 leagues 
away.  Ok here is the cool part: 30,000 leagues is 89,996 miles; 80,000 
leagues is 239,988 miles.  The distance from the earth to the moon on average 
is 239,000 miles!  If we assume that Green is in a spiralling orbit around 
Blue, coming closer and then spiralling out to some distance, pulled by some 
forces in a very irregular orbit, but on average maintaining the same distance 
as the original moon (before the deterioration in Severian's time that brought 
the moon closer than 90,000 miles to the Urth!) I really think that the value 
of 80,000 leagues (almost EXACTLY the distance from the earth to the moon now) 
Marc Aramini

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