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    Re: ? ? ? Question on Lunars
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2004 Oct 28, 13:43 -0500

    On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Frank Reed wrote:
    > Ahem. Have you forgotten the Moon??
    > It's not a dark, starry night if the Moon
    > is out! Especially right close to it.
    Yes, sure, I have forgotten.
    Moon light indeed obscures the stars nearby
    very much.
    So probably only the dark edge of the Moon can be used
    for occultation observations.
    > But what are we doing
    > here? Connecting with history or connecting with alternative histories?
    I don't know. Probably both. I find it interesting to
    speculate on alternative histories sometimes.
    Or as they are called sometimes "lost opportunities".
    I find it interesting to think, for example on
    "Why Columbus was so poor in Cel Nav?"
    Or: "Why the development of Exact Sciences was suddenly arrseted
    somewhere in the 1-2 cent BC? And then again in 3-4 cent AD?"
    Can this happen again?
    > Incidentally, my site was not down, not for more than
    > 90 seconds in any case, at any time in the past several weeks.
    Let me give more detail:
    The site was not down: I could reload it, and it did reload.
    But the calculator was down: it simply did not calculate for
    few minutes. Don't know how long, but definitely more than 90 sec.
    (I don't know, this might be some problem with connection

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