Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Eclipses the Imagination

Everyone knows that from planet Earth, the moon and sun appear to be about the same size, even though we know they’re not the same size (from our vantage point they’re the same size) hence we can get things like eclipses. The moon can go between us and the sun and block out the sun and if they didn’t appear to be the same size we wouldn’t have an eclipse. Now, knowing this, you can take the tip of your finger and at arms length you close one eye and you can block out the sun with the tip of your index finger. NO – not that finger! The other finger! Now, I wouldn’t try this because according to Tony’s mother you can go blind if you do this! However, you go out at night and you hold that same finger up and close one eye and you can’t block out the moon. How come?

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5 guesses to Eclipses the Imagination

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  • john

    because its an eclipse and you can’t see the moon

  • Dude

    Nope. Try again.

  • Paul

    I think it really would depend on the size of your finger and length of your arm. If you have short, stubby arms and huge Fred Flintstone fingers, you could block out the sun, the moon and probably an oncoming bus.

  • Dude

    Nope, try again.
    The answer is a smidge more scientific.

  • Miguel

    Because the moon is closer to the earth?