Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: 4/11 *Black Box*
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1991-04-15, 08:38

In article <> (MattBrockman) writes:
> >In article <> (Ann Hodgins) writes:
>> >>In article <2323@novavax.UUCP> brookshe@novavax.UUCP (leighton A. Brooks) writes:
>>> >>>	To correct a misnomer posted: 
>>> >>>		The circular symbols found on the box were NOT
>>> >>>		phases of the moon, they appeared to be some sort 
>>> >>>		an eclipse.  Isn't an eclipse, superstitiously of
>>> >>>		course, a symbol of the end of the world?
>> >> 
>> >> 
>> >>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 are NOT caused by the moon being eclipsed by
> >the earth. This happens only rarely and is called a Lunar Eclipse.
> >
> >The phases of the moon are just how much of the light side
> >of the moon we see compared to how much of the dark side
> >we see.
Actually this has bugged me for a while.  What makes the moon light?  -
reflecting sun light. What causes the dark side?  - as far as I know it
is the earth interfering with the light getting to the moon. Technically
not an eclipse I guess, but very similar in effect - one planetary body 
interfering with the light coming off another body.