posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 08:17 AM
reply to post by graphuto
Did you finally see the moon when Stellarium indicated you should expect to see it? If so, it's all good. The moon is quite often out and about and
visible in the daytime. It's been that way my entire life. There is even an episode on a children's cartoon, "Peep". Peep and his friends,
Quack and Chirp, are trying to figure out if the day moon and the night moon are the same moon. I'm beginning to feel like we are all living this
The moon hasn't really changed that dramatically to our perspective on earth, so far as I can tell now that I'm learning about it. What seems to be
going on is a lot of people who have been out of school awhile are for many varied reasons, taking more notice of the skies. We see this moon we have
always taken for granted and because we have taken it for granted, we have become grossly ignorant of how it moves in the sky above us. We are
noticing things that have always been so, but are new to our newly awakened awareness. So we think, OMG, an anomaly!
Just because it's always been a familiar presence doesn't mean it's not a complex presence. It takes a bit of reading and work for someone like
myself, an average housewife who has been out of school for years, to digest the information available and relate that to my understanding of what
I'm seeing in the sky. But now that I'm doing that, what I initially took for dramatic oddness is now becoming as comfortably familiar to me as the
friendly face of the moon itself.
I guarantee, our ancestors who watched the skies and relied on their observations in order to know when to plant and to harvest, did not take the moon
for granted and would be shocked at how childlike we are about the moon, despite our technologically advanced way of life.