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9091Re: Moon story

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  • Matthew Ota
    Jul 14, 2008
      Best time to do this is shortly after New Moon, when the "Old Moon is
      in the New Moon's Arms". To us scientist types, this is when
      Earthshine is most prominent of the night side of the Moon. It is seen
      right after sunset. See this photo:

      http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/ACATW/photos/view/1302?b=1

      --- In ACATW@yahoogroups.com, Brenda Culbertson <stargazr@...> wrote:
      >
      > Manoj Pai,
      >
      > You come up with some of the most clever stories....
      >
      > Here is a Moon story that happened to me (not a UFO story):
      >
      > One night while I was running the observatory a woman came to me and
      > asked me to show her the old part of the Moon. It was near Full phase,
      > so pretty much all of the face could be seen, but I did not know what
      > she referred to. I asked if she wanted to see the older mountain range.
      > "No. I want to see the part that is older than the rest of it," was her
      > response. I still did not know what she meant. I asked if she wanted to
      > see the older craters. Same response. I asked her why she thought that
      > one part was older than the rest, and she said that one of the
      > professors at the university told the class that one part of the Moon
      > was older than the rest, and if I couldn't show it to her then I didn't
      > know what I was talking about.
      >
      > Am I missing something here? I have never heard that one part of the
      > Moon was older than the rest of it.
      >
      > After the woman grumbled and stormed out, I must have had a stupified
      > look on my face, because all of my helpers finally quit holding their
      > breath and started laughing.
      >
      > I'm collecting stories of odd, funny, strange questions and events that
      > occurred while observing. I think that they would be fun to share with
      > people.
      >
      > BC
      >
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