[ExI] Fermi question

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 01:30:51 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 2:53 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 9:32 PM, BillK  wrote:
>> And you have to be on the
>> sun-side of the moon in order to see the earth.
> That's not correct, is it? The moon always has the same face towards
> earth, but it goes through phases of the moon, as seen from earth.
> Apollo went to the sunny part so they could see what they were doing.
> So you could go to a shaded part of the moon's face and look for earth
> city lights from there.

Your best chance of seeing city lights would be during an eclipse
(earth between the moon and sun) and in that case, you would be on the
sun-side of the moon. If course you would have to also be on the
earth-side of the moon...


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