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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.


>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...


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

           /    Met vriendelijke groet/Best wishes    \
                      Henny van der Pluijm

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