Patrick Moore asks Neil Armstrong what the sky was like on the moon ...
Neil replies the sky was black!
Now how could that be so?
Ok it is this simple ok ....
Here is a picture of the sky on EARTH during the day and in full sunlight ...
Now please count EXACTLY how many STARS you can see!? [not including the sun, which is not in the picture]
If you can NOT SEE 1 single star ... then this is no different than being in cis-lunar space [ie between the earth and the moon] or on the moon DURING
exposure to the FULL light of the sun.
If we can't see stars during the day due to the low level light of the stars being OVERWHELMED by the intense sunlight for our own local star aka Sol,
then the astronauts would have experienced exactly the same during any of their time in the full sunlight.
Also Neil mentions that ONLY the SUN and the EARTH are visible from the SUNLIT side of the moon and this is no different from the EARTH when we view
the MOON in full SUNLIGHT!
Note the lack of STARS OK!
Neil is NOT LYING!
Next Patrick Moore asks Neil Armstrong about seeing the CORONA of the sun and Neil points out that it is only visible when looking FROM INSIDE the
shadow of the MOON i.e. when the moon is partially eclipsing the sun as they orbited the moon in the command module!
How many STARS [except for the SUN itself] do you see?
If you see NONE then again I have made the point that Neil is not lying on this issue either.
Next Patrick Moore asks Neil Armstrong about the different colours of the moon regolith and how that changes with different incident angles of the
Sunlight upon the moon.
Now looking at the above provided picture of the moon ... HOW MANY COLOURS CAN YOU DISCERN?
Is there any reds or greens or even browns?
Regolith, as Neil describes it close up is like a fine grey powder ...
... and under the microscope it appears as post-molten glass.
Fig. 1. JEOL 6400 scanning electron microscope (secondary electron) images of lunar regolith and regolith simulant components: (a) plagioclase
grain from Apollo 16 sample 64 500, (b) plagioclase grain from crushed Shawmere anorthosite, (c) glass fragment from Apollo 16 sample 64 500, and (d)
glass from crushed fayalitic olivine slag from OB-1
Note how different it appears under different lighting conditions.
Also note how many colours it can manufacture during such changing lighting conditions.
Neil is NOT LYING about this issue either.
As to the issue of the anomalous distances percieved I can only wildly speculate (possibly the dual helmets and seeing through two layers of clear
plastic) and I leave that issue for those that are more wise than me on such things and maybe Phage and or Jim Oberg might be kind enough to answer
that too hard basket question that I am unable to quikly discuss and detail the physics of?
Neil is giving his own personal account here and his words must be taken at face value.
Neil gives a candid answer.
But if you care to dig for yourself then OL is sure you will find corroborating evidence from the personal accounts of Buzz Aldrin and the other
astronauts who landed on the moons surface.
Penultimately Patrick Moore asks Neil Armstrong about the far side of the moon and Neil details it as not having any mares aka seas.
Note how they are pictures from 2 different satellites sent to the moon on different occasions.
Also note the similarities between the 2 different set of pictures.
Neil is NOT LYING on this issue.
Finally Patrick Moore asks Neil about prospects of lunar bases on the moon.
Neil gives his personal opinion on that issue and again that must be taken at face value and placed into the context of that time frame and what was
known at the time and what was projected as being a possible, sensible timeline for such advancements to occur.
Neil gives a candid answer.
The video ends.
Personal Disclosure: Neil lies ZERO TIMES OK!
edit on 26-8-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to replace buggy picture link with similar picture.