Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mnemonic for the Astronomical unit AU 92955807 miles (Earth Sun distance)

Recently we talked about a mnemonic for the Astronomical unit in kilometers. The astronomical unit, commonly abbreviated as AU, is the average distance from the Earth to the Sun.
Let's now learn a mnemonic for the Astronomical unit in miles. Its value: 92955807 miles.
Yet again, let's make use of the mnemonic major system. This system helps you to remember a long number by retaining a keyword and by mapping the consonants to digits.

For the Astronomical unit in miles, let's remember the following keyword:
Pinball Fiasco
P = 9; N = 2; ... On the following link you will find more information on how to use the major system.

Use mnemonic association to link this keyword to the Astonomical unit. For example, think of the Sun and the Earth as two huge pinballs and think that something went wrong. A good mnemonic association is visual, funny and unreal.

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