There was a major collision of an asteroid with the Moon in medieval times. It was described by monks at Canterbury Cathedral in England as

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There was a major collision of an asteroid with the Moon in medieval times. It was described by monks at Canterbury Cathedral in England as a red glow on and around the Moon. How long (in s) after the asteroid hit the Moon, which is 3.77 ✕ 105 km away, would the light first arrive on Earth?

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Thiên Ân 5 months 2021-08-15T07:11:11+00:00 1 Answers 4 views 0

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    2021-08-15T07:12:54+00:00

    Answer:

    Explanation:

    speed of light = 3 x 10⁸ m /s .

    distance between moon and the earth = 3.77 x 10⁵  x 10³m .

    Time taken by light to cover the distance

    = distance / speed

    = 3.77 x 10⁸ / 3 x 10⁸

    = 1.256  s

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