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Funko
04-01-2011, 08:25:47
It's very cloudy here.

mr_B
04-01-2011, 09:06:29
too cloudy here and too lazy

Funko
04-01-2011, 09:16:21
Moon too lazy to go in front of the sun?

mr_B
04-01-2011, 09:23:17
hot to have free sight over horizon, downtown Rotterdam then that's impossible

Cheshire Cat
04-01-2011, 10:50:21
speedbumps are blocking your line of sight

Funko
04-01-2011, 10:57:08
:beer:

MOBIUS
04-01-2011, 11:04:04
If one eclipse is better than another, does that mean it eclipses it? :clueless:

mr_B
04-01-2011, 13:24:22
hello Funko

MOBIUS
04-01-2011, 17:55:31
Me no funko.

Funko
05-01-2011, 08:20:21
Lovely day to view eclipses today.

Provost Harrison
05-01-2011, 10:38:26
Any scheduled in this particular solar system?

Funko
05-01-2011, 11:16:55
no.

Very interesting concept in Iain Banks' latest book, that since the solar eclipse is such a unique phenomenon (nowhere else in the solar system has them, we won't for very long universally speaking, and it's so unlikely that we might not find it anywhere else) it might be a massive draw for alien tourism.

The downside is, that if any aliens did see that it was happening (or going to happen), in the time it took them to get here the phenomenon would have ended.

Funko
05-01-2011, 11:17:14
BTW stargazing live on BBC2 is immense science programming, everyone should watch it.

Provost Harrison
05-01-2011, 11:28:26
no.

Very interesting concept in Iain Banks' latest book, that since the solar eclipse is such a unique phenomenon (nowhere else in the solar system has them, we won't for very long universally speaking, and it's so unlikely that we might not find it anywhere else) it might be a massive draw for alien tourism.

The downside is, that if any aliens did see that it was happening (or going to happen), in the time it took them to get here the phenomenon would have ended.

Yeah, I suppose it is quite an interesting set of circumstances that leads to the solar eclipses we have...alien tourism...that sonds cool :D

Funko
05-01-2011, 12:10:34
It's interesting that something we consider to be normal is actually mindblowingly unlikely.

MOBIUS
05-01-2011, 13:27:53
Like life, really...

Funko
05-01-2011, 13:44:33
At the moment we have no idea if that's normal or not. It could be much, much more likely than the moon covering the sun so exactly.

MOBIUS
05-01-2011, 13:55:46
Who knows, maybe God has designed a moon that eclipses the sun exactly in every solar system in the universe… :cute: