View Full Version : CNN Again (Doh!)

2003-Nov-06, 06:51 PM
CNN has an animated representation of how Saturday's lunar eclipse will appear to those watching, but they centered the animation on Mare Orientale. Why not show the hemisphere of the Moon that people will actually see? Instead, they center on the eastern (I think, I always get the eastern and western limbs confused) limb and show a big chunk of far side. Why???


(scroll down and click on the Related Links for the animation)

2003-Nov-06, 10:10 PM
they got more than that wrong!


If I screwed up the above link, just look for "silly lunar cycle question" under General Astro.

2003-Nov-06, 10:16 PM
They took the earlier animation down. Guess someone told them we don't see Orientale in the center of our view.