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Science and Faith: We’ll agree to disagree about the moon

November 12, 2012

For class, I was searching google images for drawings depicting impossible moons. I’m pretty sure this one wins because of its irony with the title. Note that I haven’t read the book.

My thinking:

#1  You can’t see a crescent moon with this orientation at night time, because the sun would have to be in the sky (i.e., above and to the right), thus making it day time.

#2 The star to the bottom left of the crescent shouldn’t be there due to occultation–the dark side of the moon is still there, blocking our view of that star.

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  1. Andy "SuperFly" Rundquist permalink
    November 12, 2012 3:11 pm

    this is awesome! I’d love to know if the author approved or just had it forced on him.

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