reply to post by Exuberant1
Well.....I STILL see descriptions of what they are seeing as COMPARED TO something familiar, and seen from above....ON Earth.
ALSO, you can notice the geological references thrown in, AND the reference to "Farouk"...you do know who he was, correct??
They also talk about the Sun. AND the way the light hits certain regions, DUE to the Sunlight.
Let's make one thing perfectly clear, here.....from the perspective of an observer who could be ON the surface of the Moon, at any latitude other
than near one of the poles, that observer's experience of the Sunlight would be very, very different than what we are accustomed to, here on
14 days, from Sun 'rise' to 'set'....time that WE are used to, on Earth...14 days....336 hours. Sun is up, and arcing over (again depending on
your latitude, it will be at a different height above the horizon).
NOW....for a 'visit', by Humans, in a spacecraft, who are orbiting at a particular inclination to the equator of the Moon, and seeing a view on each
orbit of a scene which changes little, hour by hour from our method of keeping time....BECAUSE the tableau does not change as fast as it does on
These Humans on orbit for....just a few hours (days in another way to describe those hours...48? 72? at the most, compared to the total length, ans
SLOWNESS of a typical Lunar 'day'....which, from 'rise' to 'set' is, as mentioned, 336 hours.....
I do not know how better to explain this....the Moon is an ALIEN world!! Words to describe it will, by necessity, resemble those we use to describe
what WE KNOW FROM our experience here on Earth!!!!!
Because, we have no OTHER words....since we are just beginning to explore our Solar System.
Equating the hyperbolic commentary made by Astronauts talking to each other, and then trying to IMAGINE and inflate what they were actually seeing and
describing is purely in the imagination of those who think
they 'know' what was actually seen, and was talked about.....
I cannot say it any plainer than that....IF you wish to remain in the fantasy of "picking up on" subtle things you THINK you hear? Then, power to
Good Science Fiction can come from those concepts, as well....hope you write and publish a great novel....