Halley's method

noun
Hal·​ley's method | \ ˈha|lēz- also ÷ˈhā| \

Definition of Halley's method

: 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

History and Etymology for Halley's method

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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