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Old 26-05-2021, 12:53 PM
N1 (Mirko)
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All valid points. I take issue with the fact that there seems to be a greater "need" to use the term now than in the past, to get people interested. Best case, it's just my bias because of a changed media environment and how I use it, worst case, the term doesn't work at all for science outreach, and actually goes at the expense of what's actually happening. Case in point: a couple of items north of here stated that the blood moon was also known as a total lunar eclipse. Just let that sink in. Also known as. Shouldn't that be the other way around? I won't provoide a link here because STUFF'em (see what I did there).

And, sorry but I have my doubts that "blood moon" would make anyone feel any safer about observing it.

Anyway, enough time wasted on the blood thing. Happy observing.

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