How can parallax be used to determine distances?

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Mar 1, 2018

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Position of a distant star with respect to a nearby star is measured when tthe Earth moves around Sun in 6 months.

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Since we know the distance from Earth to Sun from the angle we can calculate the distance to stars..This angle is called parallax.enter image source here
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