Just The Facts Editor: Do you believe your government, LL ?
Answer Cat: I wouldn’t believe anything from anyone without verifying it. Government employees are under the Ivory Soap Rule 99 44/100 percent will lie about anything that will harm or help them, depending on the circumstances.
This entire study is worthless. A TV camera can make anyone feel like a super-hero. Look at America’s politicians. Most are probably hooked up to an IV when the camera is turned off. For our Oregon readers ( the IV is for intravenous, not the Roman numeral 4 ). The explanation is for children, which is how many politicians act.
Explanation: On March 23 early evening skygazers could watch Venus and a young crescent moon, both near the western horizon. On that date Earth’s brilliant evening star, faint lunar night side and slender sunlit crescent were captured in this telephoto skyscape posing alongside a church tower from Danta di Cadore, Dolomiti, Italy. Of course the subtle lunar illumination is earthshine, earthlight reflected from the Moon’s night side. A description of earthshine, in terms of sunlight reflected by Earth’s oceans illuminating the Moon’s dark surface, was written over 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. On March 24, from some locations the Moon could be seen to occult or pass in front of Venus. Around the planet tonight, a waxing lunar crescent will appear near the Pleiades star cluster.