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    • CommentAuthorgarabed2
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2011
    The above question was "How can I calculate the solid angle that a sphere of radius R subtends at a point P?"
    and was closed for being "too localized". But since I can answer it , I could perhaps present the answer here.
    The desired formula for d>R or d=R is 2*pi*(1-K) where K is the non-negative square root of (1-((R/d)^2)) and
    d is the distance between the sphere's center and P.

    Dear garadeb2,

    Meta is not for answers to closed questions. It is for discussions concerning the running of the main site. Do you object to the question being closed?