[ExI] Fermi question

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 16:34:28 UTC 2012


With all respect, wouldn't you easily be able to see the night-time
lighting on the earth simply by shading the sun -- covering it from
view?  Looking toward the night side of the earth implies that you are
looking, in general, toward the sun.  Hold up a hand, cover the sun,
and the "glare" is gone, no?  And from space, with no dust or
atmosphere, there would be no secondary sources of glare, no?

>From the moon, there could be surface glare, but if the earth were
high enough above the lunar horizon, that glare wouldn't effect one's
view, and then as before you block out the sun.

Just sayin'.

Best, Jeff Davis

    "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                    Ray Charles

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