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Wow. Didn’t think that last tweet needed clarification.
“We're all the same” refers to us being the same species.
The virus doesn’t discriminate. It just cares that you are human.
The virus doesn’t discriminate. But systems of health care do.
On Dec 21, 2020, Jupiter & Saturn slide within a tenth of a degree of each other. If your vision is no better than 20/100, the two planets will look as one. Close encounters among celestial objects are “conjunctions”
Deborah Byrd & Bruce McClure say more:
Between now and Dec 21 Saturn & Jupiter approach each other on the sky until a mere tenth of a degree separates them. Last time this happened Galileo was alive.
The solar system: A Cosmic Ballet, choreographed by the forces of gravity.
Joe Rao tells all:
@neiltyson So cool Neil! Try this..
Look for ten seconds at the black and white spinning circles
Now see Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” come to life ✨
For some reason, the painting is already alive in my head, but this helps even more.
van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”, Saint Rémy de Provence, France
[Museum of Modern Art, NYC]
Analysis of the crescent Moon and Venus, reveals that the painting captures the early morning hours near the Summer Solstice 1889 — just before sunrise.
So for me, it’s “The Starry Dawn”
How often does a Blue Moon land on Halloween, you may ask?
Depends. It could be November 1 for you, while time zones to your West are still trick-or-treating. Back in the 20th and 21st centuries, the USA saw eight Halloween Blue Moons: 1906 1925 1944 2020 2039 2058 2077 & 2096.
The expression “Once in a Blue Moon” is colloquial for “The thing hardly ever happens.” But If you meant it literally, then that thing will occur every two or three years.
So, like most cosmic happenings, Blue Moons aren't entirely rare, even if we want to think they are.
Blue Moon alert:
This year, a Full Moon lands on Halloween. With a 29.5-day cycle of phases, any time you squeeze two full moons into a month, the second one is called the “Blue Moon.”
Yes, that means February is S.O.L. in its bid for Blue Moons.
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