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Re: BBC: Prehistoric Moon Map Unearthed

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 23:25:45 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 02:36:31 -0400
Subject: Re: BBC: Prehistoric Moon Map Unearthed


Ladies and Gents:

>From: Steven J. Dunn <SDunn@logicon.com>
>Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 10:06:28 -0700
>Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 17:37:41 -0400
>Subject: BBC: Prehistoric Moon Map Unearthed

>Source: <http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_325000/325290.stm>

>Original Publication Date 1999/04/22 04:07:21

>By BBC News Online Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse

>A map of the Moon 10 times older than anything known before has
>been found carved into stone at one of Ireland's most ancient
>and mysterious Neolithic sites.

>It has been identified by Dr Philip Stooke of the University of
>Western Ontario in Canada.

<snip>

>"It's all there in the carving. You can see the overall pattern
>of the lunar features from features such as Mare Humorun through
>to Mare Crisium."

I invite any interested list members to observe the Full Moon,
even within a day or two of Full, with the unaided eye and
compare your view with the arcs and spots proposed in this
theory.  Coming Full Moons will be May 15, June 13, July 13 and
August 11.

One of the most prominent features is the "left eye" of the "Man
in the Moon", composed of the Sea of Serenity and Sea of
Tranquility, with the Seas of Fertility and Nectars and their
connecting plains forming two elongated prominent "fingers".  In
fact, in some American Indian folklore these form either the
head or a rabit when coming up in the East, with the fingers
being the ears, or to others are a frog, when setting in the
West, with the fingers representing the legs.

The proposed map would depict these prominent "fingers" only as
small dark spots.  To the naked eye, the Seas of Fertility and
Nectars do not appear as round small spots.  The upper arc might
match the appearance of Mare Frigoris, the "forehead" of the
Man, but the three arcs are not obvious to me.

<snip>

>The circular limb of the moon is not included in the carving. Dr
>Stooke believes that it may have been drawn on the rock with
>chalk or with coloured paint.

In other words, all other possible features, dots, arcs, etc.,
beyond those shown were not included.  I would think that a
circle to indicate the shape and boundary of the Moon would be
necessary.  Seems weak to me.  Take a look yourselves and judge.

Clear skies,
Bob Young


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