Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: 4/11 *Black Box*
From: (MattBrockman)
Date: 1991-04-15, 11:05

In article <> (Ann Hodgins) writes:
> >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.

Actually, the part of the moon that is currently dark
is dark because the other half of the moon is blocking 
the sunlight, not the earth. It is just like night on
earth, it is dark 'cause the sun's on the other side of