Re: How Convincing is a Lunar Eclipse for Proving the Earth is a Sphere?
From: David Pike
Date: 2021 Feb 11, 08:30 -0800
Dave Pike wrote:
"Aristotle used the shadow of the Earth on the Moon during a lunar eclipse as a further argument that the Earth is a sphere."
What other explanation for the curved shadow on the Moon can you think of?
None I suppose Geoffrey unless it was a ‘round toit’ or a flying saucer. It’s just I was hoping to see a photo of a big black circle in the middle of the Moon, a bit like an eclipse of the Sun, and was disappointed when I couldn’t find one. I know, distances, distances, mass and speed, and that chap Kepler. Pity though. DaveP