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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I only know one. Also, one of my bosses thinks the moon landing was a hoax, if that counts.
    I'm guessing the moon landing hoax is a widespread belief. At my last job, I did an informal poll of some of my co-workers and found a majority believed it was a hoax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I'm guessing the moon landing hoax is a widespread belief. At my last job, I did an informal poll of some of my co-workers and found a majority believed it was a hoax.
    I'm beginning to think you're a magnet for weird people, brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    They believe it works more like a spotlight.



    But how do they explain the fact that if the Earth was flat you should still be able to see the Sun when it is on the other side of the world? How does the sun set on a flat earth?
    Wow - they have some really cool graphics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I'm beginning to think you're a magnet for weird people, brother.
    Or that at least a few were pulling his leg

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    I still think the graphics are cool - but the moon would never appear full like that. Nor would there be lunar phases.


    But that would be sooooo cool as a D&D world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    I still think the graphics are cool - but the moon would never appear full like that. Nor would there be lunar phases.


    But that would be sooooo cool as a D&D world!
    I think that in "real" life the moon would orbit slower than the sun, thereby allowing the various phases and eclipses to happen.

    Not sure how they explain lunar eclipses though. or new moons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I think that in "real" life the moon would orbit slower than the sun, thereby allowing the various phases and eclipses to happen.

    Not sure how they explain lunar eclipses though. or new moons.


    Lunar Eclipse


    A Lunar Eclipse occurs about twice a year when a satellite of the sun passes between the sun and moon.

    This satellite is called the Shadow Object or Antimoon. Its orbital plane is tilted at an angle to the sun's orbital plane, making eclipses possible only when the three bodies (Sun, Object, and Moon) are aligned. Within a given year a maximum of three lunar eclipses can occur. Despite the fact that there are more solar than lunar eclipses each year, over time many more lunar eclipses are seen at any single location on earth than solar eclipses. This occurs because a lunar eclipse can be seen from the entire half of the earth beneath the moon at that time, while a solar eclipse is visible only along a narrow path on the earth's surface.

    Total lunar eclipses come in clusters. There can be two or three during a period of a year or a year and a half, followed by a lull of two or three years before another round begins. When you add partial eclipses there can be three in a calendar year and again, it's quite possible to have none at all.

    The shadow object is never seen in the sky because it orbits the sun on the day side of the earth, in the large vicinity where celestial bodies are invisible. As the sun's powerful vertical rays hit the atmosphere during the day they will scatter and blot out nearly every single star and celestial body in the daytime sky. We are never given a glimpse of the celestial bodies which appear near the sun during the day - they are completely washed out by the sun's light. In fact, when the daytime Moon gets too close to the sun's vicinity it will completely disappear from sight. Except for during the time of Solar Eclipse, the Moon is only seen during the day at a far opposite side of the sky from the sun.

    Dr. Samuel Birley Rowbotham has provided equations for finding the time, magnitude, and duration of a Lunar Eclipse at the end of Chapter 11 of Earth Not a Globe.

    There is also a possibility that the Shadow Object is a known celestial body which orbits the sun, and which projects its shadow upon the moon; but more study would be needed to track the positions of Mercury, Venus and the sun's asteroid satellites and correlate them with the equations for the lunar eclipse before any conclusion could be drawn.

    https://wiki.tfes.org/The_Lunar_Eclipse

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    I'm always still in trouble again

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    I'm always still in trouble again

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