Cosmic Proportions

The physical sizes of Earth and Moon are encoded into the proportions and measurements we commonly use in our daily lives.  From Renaissance artists to 21st century school teachers, we all use these cosmic proportions.  Very few are cognizant of their underlying meaning.

Earth and Moon Square the Circle

A circle extending through the center of the Moon has the same circumference as the perimeter of the square

If our Moon sat directly tangent to Earth, these are the proportions that arise.  The circumference of the circle is equal to the perimeter of the square to 99.97% accuracy according to NASA’s own data.

Pyramid Earth Square

The dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza resonate with that of the Earth-Moon system.

The Great Pyramid’s dimensions can be broken down to 7 high, and 11 across.  The perimeter of the base equals the circumference of a circle whose radius is equal to the height of the pyramid.

The Moon and Earth can be summed up amazingly well using the numbers 3 and 11.  Maybe that punk rock band understood these sacred geometrical concepts and hid it in their name.

311 Earth Moon synchronicity

American rock band 311

311 is the Third studio album by American rock band 311.  The album contained Three successful singles, “Don’t Stay Home“, “All Mixed Up“, and “Down“, resulting in the band’s mainstream breakthrough. “The blue album” has been certified Triple platinum with sales over Three million albums.  In addition to the Three hit singles, there are Eleven more tracks on the album.

I even remember seeing the Moon and the planets of the solar system on their album artwork inside the cover.  Could it be they were hinting at the relationship between Earth and Moon?  Perhaps we, down here, should not stay home, and travel up to the Moon and explore the cosmos.

Earth and Moon 3 11

If the diameter of Earth is 11, the diameter of Moon is 3

What are the chances of Earth and the Moon being able to be represented by such a simple ratio?  If we compared Earth and Moon using larger numbers this wouldn’t be as impressive.  The fact that Earth and Moon can be compared to each other using natural numbers below twelve is flat out amazing.  That’s an awfully big “coincidence”, don’t ya think?

Earth Moon and Phi

Phi is found everywhere, even in the geometry of Earth and Moon.  Extend a circle’s radius (in orange) out from the bottom of Earth to the middle line of the circle that the Moon creates.   If the radius of Earth is 1, the radius of the larger orange circle is Phi (ø).

The fact that Earth and Moon ‘square the circle’ is an astonishing “coincidence” and may have been why our ancestors so highly revered these geometries, and the numbers associated with them.

Phi = ø = The Golden Number = The Divine Proportion = 1.6180339…

The square root of Phi = ÿ = 1.272019..

One divided by Phi= 1/ø = .6180339..   Also called “phee”.

One divided by Phi squared  = 1/ø^2 = .381966..

Cosmic Proportions Earth and Moon

Our paper dimensions originate from the geometry of Earth and Moon

I call these illustrations my ‘Cosmic Creations’.  The proportions used are derived from the Earth-Moon system.  The purple C.C. rectangle has edge lengths of 1 and the square root of phi.(1.272..)

Our paper dimensions are derived from the geometry of Earth and Moon.

Letter : 8.5″ x 11″

Legal:  8.5” x 14”

Ledger 11” x 17 ”

Tabloid 17” x 11”

Cosmic Creations: 7” x 5.5”

Michael Schneider does an in depth analysis of these proportions.


Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia I

Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I

Albrecht Dürer understood the geometry of Earth and Moon and hid it in his masterpiece engraving “Melencolia I”.  The top right corner shows a magic square that sums the Fibonacci number 34 up down left and right, and also has the date it was engraved, 1514.   The dimensions he used,  11 by 14, encode Phi, Pi, Earth, Moon, and the solution to squaring the circle.  Had he openly discussed this knowledge to the general public, he probably would have been hanged. Better to hide this arcane wisdom in your art and stay alive!


earth moon sync

Earth-Moon Synchronicities

Using the magic of the mile as the form of measurement, all these correlations are made with 99.97% accuracy.

Earth Moon 3-4-5

The 3-4-5 Triangle is formed from the Earth-Moon system

The 3-4-5 triangle is Pythagoras’ first triplet.

It’s amazing that Earth and Moon encode this geometry.

“Nothing in nature is by chance… Something appears to be chance only because of our lack of knowledge. ”
~ Baruch de Spinoza

Joe Dubs

I write about philosophy, geometry, health, politics and other stuff that interests me.


  1. 1.27 X .273 = .34 / when added to 1.27 =1.618 or Phi

  2. except, the earth is not round but flat

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