BBC science fail

BBC: Spectacular snow moon regales worldFebruary's full moon also coincides with a partial lunar eclipse.


There is nothing ‘coincidental’ about a lunar eclipse occurring during a full moon: every lunar eclipse that ever happened occurred during a full moon.

For a lunar eclipse to occur, the sun and moon must be on opposite sides of the earth. The same configuration is required for a full moon. The only difference is that, during a lunar eclipse, the sun, earth, and moon happen to line up exactly, causing the earth's shadow from the sun to be cast on the moon.

Yet another triumph for science

Lunar EclipseAs predicted, this evening's lunar eclipse began bang on time. It continues as I type.

Chalk another one up for science. This means my peach-like derrière remains covered.

Sorry, ladies.

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