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heliopause
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???

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/11/06/lunar.eclipse.ap/index.html

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

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

http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9220

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

heliopause
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.