Halley's method


Hal·​ley's method
ˈha|lēz- also ÷ˈhā|
: a method of finding the parallax of Venus and hence the sun's distance by observing the duration of a transit of Venus from stations widely separated in latitude

Word History


after Edmund Halley †1742 English astronomer

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“Halley's method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Halley%27s%20method. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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