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Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize &

From: Tom Bowden <tomrbowden.nul>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 17:24:06 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 06:58:50 -0500
Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize &

>From: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 11:52:51 -0500
>Subject: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & Extraterrestrials


>Unfortunately, I can't rely on this as gospel because of another
>comment you make below concerning the size of the moon being
>only as big as "your little fingernail."

>Let's see what else we know here:

>1)   As to the "little fingernail" statement: For a typical full
>moon, your little fingernail must be at least as big across as a
>quarter. Perhaps you have a very large hand? (because I know I
>don't.) You also omit the fact that no matter what size the
>moon, it is _always_ a lot larger than any stars that might be

>2)   At certain times when the moon appears low to the horizon,
>the moon appears much larger than typical. I am sure most of us
>have seen this effect. This may or may not bear on this case but
>it was never mentioned.

>We also know that the proximity of the Moon or a star near the
>horizon does appear to make it look much bigger but as you
>mentioned it probably loses _some_ of its luminosity due to the
>extra atmosphere in the way. (and I believe, the refraction of
>the incoming light.) Losing _all_ of it? That's another story.


When discussing sizes of celestial object with reference to such
items as a "quarter" or "fingernail", it is meaningless to
reference these items without a complete spatial reference.

I assure you that if you observe the largest full moon you can
see and compare it to a U.S. quarter dollar coin held at arm's
length, you will find that the moon appears much smaller.

In fact, the moon appears smaller than a dime held at arm's
length. This is well known to most experienced UFO


Tom Bowden

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