Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: 4/11 *Black Box*
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1991-04-15, 08:32

In article <> (R o d Johnson) writes:
> >In article <> (Ann Hodgins) writes:
>> >>In article <2323@novavax.UUCP> brookshe@novavax.UUCP (leighton A. Brooks) writes:
>>> >>>		The circular symbols found on the box were NOT
>>> >>>		phases of the moon, they appeared to be some sort 
>>> >>>		an eclipse.
> >
>> >>Why are you sure its an eclipse and not  the moon being eclipsed by the
>> >>earth, creating the phases of the moon?
> >
> >The phases of the moon aren't created by the earth eclipsing the moon,
> >Ann.  Eclipse stages and moon phases don't look alike, either, though
> >I don't know how to display the difference on a computer terminal.

 I've just made a complete fool of myself! Regardless of how the moon's stages 
are produced, the moon moves so swiftly on its apparent course through the
segments of the sky that it would not be a useful way to indicate a unique 
time or location. For instance, a full moon in Libra, say, must be fairly
commonplace but an eclipse of the sun against Libra would happen once
"in a blue moon".   ;-)