Friday, November 20, 2015

Window of Many Lunacies

If you follow our blog at all, you may remember that I sent several photos to Les Cowley at Atmospheric Optics and asked for the scientific explanation for the multiple moons we saw from our dual-pane windows last summer. On Thursday he put up a post on his site explaining how we saw what we saw reflected in our window.
 Take a look. It's really interesting!

12 comments:

  1. I love it! We can still believe in magical things, but when you awaken, it's nice to know the real explanation. Too cool.

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  2. This guy knows his stuff and dispels any fanciful thoughts. Ok if I still choose the magical thinking? My dad use to do this to me all the time.

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  3. John-- True, it does! LOL.

    Tara-- Yes, we loved the magic of it. I miss those windows, but I'll always have the science.

    Arkansas Patti-- Oh yes, choose magical thinking. It really does help balance out the rest of the straight and narrow world!

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  4. Cool! A scientist with the poetic sensibility to see dancing moons!

    I love your photo. Moons and telephone wires (-:

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  5. Love this, both the magical and the "mundane" reality!

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  6. am-- We loved these crazy moons. We don't have those windows anymore, not since we bought the house here. But I love looking at the pics. What a crazy bit of poetic optics!

    John-- Yes, we love the magical and mundane reality too. It's the best intersection.

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  7. The science is fascinating, and the moons are crazy lovely. Science makes magic!
    So, is anyone else getting pop-up ads when they click on the link for a specific post here?

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  8. CCorax-- Yes, science makes magic. That's what I love about atmospheric optics. Awesome stuff! I'm not getting a pop-up. I have all kinds of ad blockers on my computer. So, it makes me wonder what kind of pop-up protection you have on your computer. Mmmmm?

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  9. Cool! And, you're becoming famous to boot!

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  10. Your photograph is famous! And your name along with it. I loved the moons, illusion and reality both.

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  11. Scott-- I loved that Les Cowley wanted to put these photos on his website.

    NCmountainwoman-- I will be forever known as the lady with all those moons outside her window! It was wonderful to see that and to have an explanation.

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