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Re: Moon Rotation

From: Henny van der Pluijm <hvdp@worldonline.nl>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 00:26:55 +0200 (MET DST)
Fwd Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 19:44:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Moon Rotation 


>From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
>Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 23:28:00 EDT
>Subject: Re: Moon Rotation [was: Silver Veils, Techno-babble...]
>To: updates@globalserve.net

>>Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 15:24:24 -0700
>>From: Skye Turell <mindtrekker@mindspring.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Techno-babble, And Delusion

>>The moon does _not_ rotate on its axis. The dark side is always
>>dark and the light side is always light. This is one of many
>>anomalies about the moon.

>Skye,

>Alas, but it does. Take an orange, or some other equally
>puncturable, round object. Drive a wooden dowel through the
>center, to represent the moon's axis.

>Now, select some other round object (preferably to scale, just
>because it looks better) to be the earth. Mark the side of your
>orange that will face the "earth".

>Move the orange around your faux-earth, keeping your mark facing
>the earth...

<snip>

Hi there,

Perhaps the confusion can be lifted by not stating that the moon
rotates around its own axis, but around the earth's axis.


Henny van der Pluijm
Clearspeech Astronomical Society


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