Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Flat earth takes the shine off the moon

Just sticking the bins out and was struck by a rather stunning crescent moon, low on the hill. Against the darkening blue sky the whole moon was visible, mostly a grey disc offset by the edge of the bright crescent. Marvelous.

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So is there a word for that? There must be. Let’s Google it to find out. I started with “crescent moon with full globe”. Seems a reasonable start.

Hoo boy! I’m greeted with a load of stuff about the Flat Earth. Grief there is so much of this stuff. It goes on and on.

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Anyway, the effect that creates this look is called “earthshine” but I’m still thinking there should be a more specific term. I’ll get there in the end if I’m not squashed beneath a flat planet.

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