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Electricity and the Moon

9 December 2013

At http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/cosmic-ray-blues-the-bloody-moon/ … we have another cracker by Tim Cullen. . A lunar eclipse provides Earth dwellers with a view of an orangey red Moon that provides mainstream consensus science with a chance to show off – and they do as they blame it all on refracted light once again – together with the amount of dust that might have collected in the atmosphere. Malaga Bay outright says this is a fiction – bet you had not thought so. He then takes us on a trip around the magnetosphere of the Earth and the magnetotail in particular. The Moon passes through once a month – guess when? At full Moon. It enters the magnetotail 3 days before it is full and takes about 6 days to cross and exit it on the other side (see http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/17apr_magnetot…

In addition the Moon has a sodium exosphere which is blown by the solar wind to form an extensive sodium tail (http://sirius.bu.edu/moontail/) so it seems the Moon exosphere simply flouresces (like a sodium lamp) when it is bombarded with electrons from the Earth's magnetosphere during a lunar eclipse. This is what causes the orangey red colour. It is the electric charge in the Earth's magnetosphere and its magnetotail that causes changes in the colour of the Moon – rather than refraction of light.

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