Thursday, 10 March 2016

135) “Not only is the Moon clearly self-luminescent, shining its own unique light, but it is also largely transparent. When the waxing or waning Moon is visible during the day it is possible to see the blue sky right through the Moon. And on a clear night, during a waxing or waning cycle, it is even possible to occasionally see stars and “planets” directly through the surface of the Moon! The Royal Astronomical Society has on record many such occurrences throughout history which all defy the heliocentric model.

Seeing stars and planets through the moon? No, this does not happen. It has never been reliably recorded, and the Royal Astronomical Society has not recorded it.

If my statements are wrong, please provide proof, with references.

On the other claim, claiming  to see the blue sky right through the Moon, Mr Dubay shows a commonplace photo as attempted evidence. 

Here’s why it’s nonsense: Mr Dubay is assuming that the blue sky is BEHIND the moon, and we are seeing it through the moon’s surface. But the sky is blue because the atmosphere absorbs or scatters some colours (wavelengths) of light more than others.

Not really. The blue sky is an illusion because of Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere. This 'background' of blue light combines with the rays coming from the moon to give you that image.
And this effect is in our atmosphere, a layer of gases about 60 deep, and  about 239,000 nearer than the moon. The photo shows the blue sky as a layer in front of the solid moon, not behind it.

(The atmosphere is acting like a blue filter over a camera lens. With other colours, say orange, you can get the same effect, like this:

But presumably Mr Dubay wouldn’t claim that there is a distant orange sky?)

1 comment:

  1. Surely if the moon were self luminescent we wouldnt have phases ?


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