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    Not Pink Floyd

    This has caused a bit of a [hem] [hem] discussion this week at work and I even saw someone snap their pencil in half.


    "Where is the dark side of the moon?" <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

    (We must assume Earth and its moon)
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    If <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">the sun is there</span hide>, then it is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> over there, away from the sun</span hide>.

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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    So are you saying <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">It is on the opposite side of the light side?</span hide>
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    At <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> any given time there will be a light side and a dark side</span hide> - BUT, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> there is no FIXED dark side of the moon as the sun shines on all of it at some time or another</span hide>.

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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    So as this caused such a discussion at work, what happens when <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The moon is eclipsed by the Earth ie Earth comes in between the Moon and Sun</span hide> Just being the Devil's advocate <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    Well obviously <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">the dark side that was there before the eclipse will still be there, and there will be another dark side (albeit probably not quite as dark) temporarily on what was the light side.</span hide>

    However, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">as the terms 'light side' and 'dark side' are only used as descriptive references by us earthlings, what was/is the light side during an eclipse is still the light side wrt the dark side as we think of it.Thus, the dark side remains the opposite side to the light side.</span hide>

    Is this the same sort of thing as <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">if you hung a big mirror up to reflect light from the sun onto the 'dark side' of the moon, would it still be the dark side?</span hide> And <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">does chewing gum lose it's flavour on the bedpost overnight?</span hide>

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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    I totally agree with you, the [nerds] in the development area at work saw it completely scientifically and answered as per you....bbbbuuuuttt there were a couple of people from the project teams who argued quite eloquently that <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The dark side of the moon is in fact another term for The far side of the Moon and is the bit we do not see as an astronautically challenged human stuck to terra firma</span hide>

    Have a piece of [moon cheese]

    Anyway is it a rabbit or a man in the Moon?
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    Going by this snapshot, it doesn't appear to be a woman...
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>...can you warn me before you do that again, I have just dropped my afternoon tiffin on my keyboard
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    Has the origins of this puzzle got anything to do with what will happen on Saturday?

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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    Nice one, well we should get a reasonable partial eclipse...cool
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    A total eclipse will be visible in the Magic Forest (weather permitting)

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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    Excellent, I was just trying to work out the rough distance but it sounds reasonable to say about 70 miles(ish)
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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    In Europe we should see all of the eclipse providing it is not raining. Those Loungers in eastern parts of the USA & Canada will see the eclipse as the moon rises. The further west you go in America, less of the eclipse will be visible. Aussies will only see a little if anything of the eclipse as the moon sets.
    http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEpl...E2007Mar03T.GIF

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    Re: Not Pink Floyd

    Well, then it is as formulated by <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Pink Floyd - "There is no dark side of moon really. Matter of fact, it's all dark."</span hide>

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