• Cyborganism
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    1312 months ago

    I gotta admit though that it’s a pretty awesome coincidence that the moon is the size and at a distance that makes it look approximately the same size as the sun and allows us to have amazing looking eclipses.

    • Flying SquidOP
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      But the moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth so it will not be true in the relatively near future.

    • @joneskind
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      162 months ago

      How many centuries of science progress do you think we lost with this “awesome coincidence”?

      A bigger or smaller moon in the sky would have probably made the mechanism of the solar system a little more obvious for sure.

      • @jpeps
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        142 months ago

        I’m guessing basically 0 years, honestly. Both are visible in the sky at the same time, so I’m not really sure what being different sizes would clarify.

        • @joneskind
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          52 months ago

          I think too much order lead to a loss of information.

          Of course they are visible at the time so we know they are not the same. But the way we Humans generalize concepts around ridiculously little set of data makes me think that most of people must have looked at the sky, decided they were the same type of things that have definitely always been there, and just forget about it. “Nah we good, those are Gods. Don’t think about it and don’t make them angry”.

          This is the type of coincidence that is blinding in a way. People naturally give way too much attention to random things. There are literally tons of textbooks examples of events that look totally improbable, but will in fact appear constantly (meeting someone who knows someone you know in an airplane, meeting someone with the same birthday at a wedding etc).

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        we have gained from this awesome coincidence. A solar eclipse was used to prove einstein’s theories the first time. This coincidence was exactly what they needed to observe the stars which appear very close to the sun, without the sun’s light washing them out, and measure how much their light was bent by the sun’s mass. Too big or too small and it would have taken much longer to prove.

        • @joneskind
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          12 months ago

          This event might have been harder but how many would have been easier to solve earlier in our history?

    • @[email protected]
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      Only for this specific eclipse. Sometimes the moon is closer, so it completely shrouds the sun and we get to see the ghosty heliosphere of illuminated gasses. Other timed the sun is smaller and we get a ring of fire. Curiously sometimes Mercury gets in the way, but it’s so far away, and so close to the sun it appears as a tiny black dot.

      But the earth (and most of the solar system) is so tiny it barely exists. Jupiter retains a tiny bit of mass, to the sun, we are microbial. We humans are fleas on fleas.

  • @[email protected]
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    Pretty sure the sun is way more than seven times brighter than the moon

    Edit: after a quick internet search, the sun looks to be about 400,000 times brighter than the moon

    • @Klear
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      662 months ago

      That might be, but the moon is more important, since it shines at night when it’s dark. The sun is only in the sky during the day, when there’s plenty of light anyway.

      • kase
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        52 months ago

        during the day, when there’s plenty of light anyway

        b- because of the sun, no? or is that the joke i’m missing lol

    • @some_designer_dude
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      382 months ago

      Technically, TECHNICALLY, the Sun is infinitely brighter than the Moon since it emits no light at all ☝️

      • @thedirtyknapkin
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        302 months ago

        eh, as a videographer who measures and labels the output of lights professionally sometimes, we count bounced lights as lights.

      • I<3HEATPUMPS
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        42 months ago

        Technically, TECHNICALLY, TECHNICALLY, moon absorbs a lot of the incoming sunlight and a lot of the light from the moon is black body radiation instead of straight reflection. Moon does emit light.

    • @Everythingispenguins
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      The moon has an albedo of roughly 6% and is so small compared to the sun. So yep 400,000 times checks out

  • Kairos
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    It is actually quite interesting how similar in perspective-skewed size the sun anf moon are.

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      Depends a lot on the date/time, the moon’s size in the sky can shift a LOT based on a lot of factors to being a fraction of the sun’s size to being much larger than the sun (or I think supermoons look bigger than the sun, idk)

      • @chiliedogg
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        52 months ago

        I got to see 2 eclipses this year, and they were very different due to the relative size of the moon appearing smaller in August than in April.

        FYI, annular eclipse WAY less-cool.

  • FuglyDuck
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    It’s not the burgers fault. That’s just a really small car.

    • @[email protected]
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      112 months ago

      I would say, this one is normal sized. It’s the other cars which… aren’t.

      But this is a tiny burger for sure.

      • @GTKashi
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        82 months ago

        Well I think the car is half full!

  • Frank Ring
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    282 months ago

    The burger is bigger than the moon and the sun.

    • @UnderpantsWeevil
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      The equal apparent size is a curious astrological coincidence. What are the odds that the sun, the moon, and my hamburger would all neatly overlap like that?

      • Frank Ring
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        12 months ago

        I wish I could eat the sun, though. I’m sure the taste is fire.

        • @debil
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          22 months ago

          Just initiate a Tiktok challenge. I’m sure someone actually manages to eat the sun and die (along with the solar system).

          • Frank Ring
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            12 months ago

            Yeah, I can totally promote suicide, the extinction of the human specie and the destruction of the entire solar system, all the same time.

            Sounds totally safe and reasonable.

      • @iopq
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        That name doesn’t make sense since planets are named after the Roman gods. Please call it Caelus

  • @AeonFelis
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    272 months ago

    I mean, it’s possible if the burger is American. Unless the car is also American.

  • @MehBlah
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    142 months ago

    I forget some people went to the Rocket The Raccoon school of perception.

  • @WoahWoah
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    42 months ago

    That’s a bun. If it was a burger, you’re doing burgers wrong. 😊

    • @Buffalox
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      Not exactly, book of Enoch is not part of the Bible, it’s an Ethiopian thing.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Enoch

      None of the three books are considered to be canonical scripture by the majority of Jewish or Christian church bodies.

      • @Blue_Morpho
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        So you are saying the inerrant eternal word of God is determined by current popular opinion?

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          Nah that nonsense is no worse than the nonsense actually in the Bible, but technically we can’t call Christians out on something that isn’t considered canonical by Christians IMO.

          But that wasn’t the point I was trying to make, I merely corrected someone from the false belief that it was actually from the Bible.

          It is still usable as something people would gladly accept as being from the Bible, because the Bible is full of factually false claims too. It shows that nothing is too stupid to be in the Bible.

      • Flying SquidOP
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        There are lots of non-Ethiopian Christians who don’t really know anything about the Bible and accept quotes from the Book of Enoch as if it were part of the mainstream Christian canon. Keep the faithful ignorant and that’s what you get.

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          Still we can’t really use it as calling out Christians IMO, when it’s not from the Bible, and Christians don’t consider it canonical.
          It’s still funny though, and the Bible is just as stupid.

          But I was merely pointing out it’s not actually from the Bible, which was falsely believed by the poster I responded to.