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Moon it's own source of light

Discussion in 'Conspiracy Theories' started by JacksBratt, Mar 25, 2018.

Does the moon give it's own light?

  1. Yes

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  1. BeyondET

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    I have just recently read that the dark side of moon is really the dim side sort of, for the earth does illuminate the moon a little nothing like the sun but the sun light reflecting off earth does cast onto the moon a tad.
     
  2. Paul4JC

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    Amen! (my edit, your scripture quotes)

    Even the Lord Jesus said, [Mat 24:29 NIV] "Immediately after the distress of those days " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

    [Psa 104:19 NIV] He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.

    [Psa 148:3 NIV] Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

    [Sng 6:10 NIV] Friends: Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?

    [1Co 15:41 NIV] The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

    [Rev 21:23 NIV] The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

    But people at this sight want to redefine and re-apply what scripture says (and interpret where no interpretation is needed), and the shallowness of people's views and the spirit of mockery at this place keeps this in Conspiracy Theories. I think Atheists can speak more freely at this site than certain bible believers who don't hold their popular views. So what's the real conspiracy theory?
     
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  3. BeyondET

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    no of those verses states the moon produces its own light.

    take away sunlight and the moon will not give its light

    "Immediately after the distress of those days " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
     
  4. The Liturgist

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    That’s true. Btw I am assuming you are aware the dark side is not fixed but moves; one can see images of the Far Side, which does not benefit as much from Earthlight, in different stages of illumination during the Lunar Day, which is around a month in length. We were greatly blessed by God, in that geographically, or should I say selenographically, the side of the moon visible from Earth is much more interesting.
     
  5. The Liturgist

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    That’s not true - there are no restrictions on promoting any interpretation of Christianity or the Scriptures that is consistent with the CF.com statement of faith, whereas atheists do not have the ability to post in the Christian Only forums, which include all theology forums except Exploring Christianity.
     
  6. BeyondET

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    Yes indeed the moon moves it actually has a spin rate of about the same as from new moon to new moon 30 days. I find it absolutely amazing how that works.
     
  7. Tom 1

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    Dude, you're confusing yourself. The moon is lit by the rays of the sun whenever and wherever those rays strike its surface. It's not a logic puzzle, it's just what happens. There isn't any 'must' about it.
     
  8. BeyondET

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    a simple zoom in with a telescope on the moon and clearly it’s not producing light, it’s a rock with craters all over it.

    Hmm satan presents himself as a angel of light but he isn’t just a rock with craters similar indeed to the allusion of a soft white moon bulb.
     
  9. Tom 1

    Tom 1 Optimistic sceptic Supporter

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    You must realise that things that stick up above the surface will catch light from a different angle than things that don't?

    Take a picture of something bright with your phone. Why can you see detail where the phone sensor only picks up white light?
     
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  10. JacksBratt

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    Tom 1, good to see you here.

    Have you ever shone a light... a very bright light onto a spherical opaque object?

    You should try it.

    What you will see is that the very center of the opaque object will be very bright, no matter how dull or rough the surface.

    You will also notice that as you go out to the sides of this sphere the light will be reflected off of the surface at different angles.

    This causes the edges, when viewed from a distance, to look less bright.

    Do you see that from the full moon? OR.... do you see a constant unchanging brightness from the moon right to the very edge... which, by the way, is not facing you?
     
  11. Tom 1

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    The sun is HUGE and sends out light in all directions, it's not a focused beam like a torch, and it's a long way from the moon. When you look at the moon you're seeing all the photons that hit wherever they hit more or less head-on and were reflected towards you. For your analogy to work the sun would need to be smaller than the moon and much closer to it. In any case if there is any variation in brightness across the surface, other than because of shadow, you wouldn't be able to tell at a glance.
     
  12. Shrewd Manager

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    From memory, this effect of uniform distribution of light across a sphere the moon is discussed in Galileo was Wrong, something about the albedo.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albedo

    Reminds me of Olber's Paradox, which is kind of related, not enough light in the starry sky.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers'_paradox

    'More light', cries the great Goethe on his deathbed, still groping in the dark for Christ.
     
  13. d taylor

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    What it boils down to is people can not distinguish between reflected light and emitted light. Men of science know this and can use this to their advantage in their deception.
     
  14. The Liturgist

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    That depends on the intensity and relative size of the light source.
     
  15. The Liturgist

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    Actually we can, using spectography, in the case of surfaces which are not highly reflective.
     
  16. The Liturgist

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    Beautiful photo. What mission is that from?
     
  17. The Liturgist

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    That’s no moon, its a space station!
     
  18. The Liturgist

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    Yeah I wish it were, because then we could have flying cars using easy antigravity devices.
     
  19. JacksBratt

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    The sun is millions of miles away. When it's light gets here all its rays are parallel due to the simple fact that it is so far away and it is so huge.

    Your idea that all the rays that hit the moon "head on" are going to reflect directly to us.. is flawed. Rays of light that hit a curved surface are deflected relative to the angle that they strike the surface.

    Your idea that we cannot tell "at a glance" is also flawed as I look at the moon for more than a "glance".
     
  20. d taylor

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    Reflected light from the sun onto the moon then to the earth would only work if the moon was a mirror. Then that may not even work, even if it did, it wold not give a even light as does the full moon at night.

    A full moons light is a perfectly and evenly distributed light as the suns light. A reflected light would not be this way.

    Plus as in these photos a reflected light would not evenly follow the contours, like is seen in these moon photos.

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    close up of above photo notice how the light follows the m shape contour, reflected light would not do this evenly

    DSCN6224+.jpg

     
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