The Dark Side Of the Moon

Dale Langlois Looking up

Finally winter is here. Old bones aren’t ashamed to sit next to the fire. So what can I do to challenge myself and pass the time, but be productive?

“Get back to the keyboard Beave” I told myself. “Use that new website you paid good money for and claimed on last year’s taxes.” So this is why I am posting, just for practice. Now I must make this interesting for the reader. How?

NASA recently released photos of the dark side of the moon passing in front of the earth.¬†One commenter on Facebook asked, “Did they use a flash?” If it is the dark side, how could it be photographed so vividly without artificial lighting?

What we call the dark side of the moon is very seldom dark. In fact the only time it is totally dark is during a lunar eclipse. Because it is tidally locked with one side facing the earth at all times, we only see one view. The moon rotates around us like we do around the sun, giving the dark side as much light as the side we see. The photos were shot with the sun behind the camera.

This isn’t news to many, hopefully someone who never thought of it, did a little thinking when reading.

Just practicing.