Journal: News & Comment

Saturday, November 08, 2003
# 10:12:00 PM:

Red in the sky

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Tonight there was a total lunar eclipse, and the moon was rather dark, with deep red at the margins as it rose from the eastern horizon. Quite spooky.

Weirder still is thinking about what you're seeing when bright sunlight strikes the edge of the moon's arc again, as the eclipse ends. The edge of the darkness is the other side of the world, where the sun is rising on a new day. Theoretically, part of that edge is the shadows of people from that side of the earth, cast on the face of the moon.


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