Simple selenological science explained

There was a certain level of bemusement in the Sky at Night Magazine office a few weeks ago when I brought in a bag of flour, part of a fridge and a torch for the filming of the latest vodcast.

All should be revealed now though, as the new episode went online today. The video covers some of the basics of lunar observing, with a bit of a practical twist; to explain a few of the concepts I set up some simple demonstrations using everyday household items.

If you’ve ever wondered why the low Moon is orange sometimes or what creates the dramatic bright streaks across the full Moon, this episode is one to watch. I’ve embedded it below and, as usual, for the best quality view click the 720p HD button.

Credit: Sky at Night Magazine

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