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Only perverts own binoculars.
Never have, but I don't doubt you. Clearly that's part of the attraction, in contrast to the sun, which you can't ever look at properly. The sun exhibition at mosi has a brilliant bit at the end with a huge video of the sun in different lights, so you can see it as a literal ball of fire.Have you ever tried looking at the moon with binoculars? It's mad how much you can see.
I was looking at the moon a few weeks ago. Was saying it's amazing how bright it is, considering that it's just dust. And the dust is dull grey. How the heck does dull grey dust reflect light so well, and look so white? Is that just testament to how powerful the sun is? It looks like a powered light up there.Anyway, back to the moon.
Interesting that it is white.
Yeah. There's something in Levi-Strauss about how he was shocked when one of the tribes he did fieldwork with pointed out a star (maybe the dog star?) to him, and he couldn't see it, thought they were shit talking, but they kept going on about it, pointed it out in the sky. He never saw it but came to the realisation that his eyes couldn't make it out, whereas theirs could, because he was too attuned to the lit city, whereas they still had nights full of stars.like with the planets' moons, it boggles my mind that all that glory has been hanging about up there for aeons waiting for us to get our shit together and work out optics
Space is just space so there's nothing to reflect the light, simple as that.So we see the moon as glistening white because of the sun? Why is it surrounded by darkness then?
You're onto something here: the ratio of the sun:earth distance to the earth:moon distance is almost exactly the same as the ration of the sun's diameter to the moon's diameter. This means the two objects appear to be almost exactly the same size from the POV of anyone on earth. This enables the spectacular visual effects of solar and lunar eclipses. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the evolution of myth systems that cast the sun and moon as either siblings or a couple.Also, is it too simplistic to say that the moon is to the earth as the earth is to the sun? Just different dimensions and colours?
Yeah, that is quite odd and interesting, and it probably is responsible for quite a lot.This means the two objects appear to be almost exactly the same size from the POV of anyone on earth. This enables the spectacular visual effects of solar and lunar eclipses. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the evolution of myth systems that cast the sun and moon as either siblings or a couple.