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Stargazing Lunar eclipse tomorrow morning.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1
    Being on the east coast of the US, I won't be able to see it. Those on the west coast will though. Here is how it will happen. Once in a blue moon, the earth darts out of its orbit temporarily and blots out the sun. When that happens, you can see all of the sunsets on the earth reflected off the surface of the moon making it copper colored. As the shadow of the earth engulfs the moon, you can see the edge of the earth. It proves that even if the earth is flat, it is also round. Kind of like a pizza pie. Science can't explain pepperoni. Then the earth goes away and things return to normal. If you can call the west coast normal.
     
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    I read about this, but their explanation was not as clear.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2011 #3
    I got it from the History Channel.
     
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  6. Dec 9, 2011 #5

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    I see.

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  8. Dec 9, 2011 #7
    I'm sure the average layman is wonderfully enlightened by this, but could you clarify something for those who want to fathom this celestial event with deeper scientific insight: what exactly is the difference between pizza and pizza pie?
     
  9. Dec 9, 2011 #8
    Pizza is pizza is pizza. But when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2011 #9
    Lewis-Martin Theorem. I see.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2011 #10

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    So the Moon is made of cheddar cheese now? How did it change?

    ALIENS!!
     
  12. Dec 9, 2011 #11
    Mozzarella. This is why I never eat pizza outside of the Phila. / NYC area.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2011 #12

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    All this talk about eclipses reminds me of my department chairman showing us, years ago, a test he had just graded for his Descriptive Physics class. One question was about describing/explaining when an eclipse happens. I've forgotten whether it was a solar or a lunar eclipse, but it doesn't matter, because the student had answered "when the sun comes between the moon and the earth." He/she even drew a sketch showing exactly that!
     
  14. Dec 9, 2011 #13

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    Haven't you heard? It was annexed by Wisconsin.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2011 #14
    That's a mental eclipse.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2011 #15

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    When you eat it for dessert, it's pizza pie - even if it's the same pizza.
     
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    buwahaha!
     
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    Sadface :frown:
     
  19. Dec 10, 2011 #18
    It's coming up on time for that there eclipse to start. I went out and looks like I'll have an excellent view: a clear, cool night.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2011 #19
    Let me repeat my warning from eclipses past. Do not, I repeat, do not look directly at the moon during an eclipse without protection. My girlfriend and I sat gazing at the moon one evening and ended up married with two kids.
     
  21. Dec 10, 2011 #20
    The only people up around here are a couple of feral cats.

    The moon is past half obscured. They said it was supposed to look huge and red, but not so far.
     
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