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Old 05-02-2020, 03:07 PM
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The reason why the ISS keeps its relative size against both the Sun and the Moon is due to a remarkable coincidence: the diameter of the Moon is 400x smaller than the diameter of the Sun, but it is also 400x closer to us!
That's the same reason a total eclipse of the sun does the visible corona thing it does. If the moon was larger, it would block out the corona. If it was smaller, the visible portion of the sun would be too bright and would wash the corona out.

It's also the case that the distance between the earth and moon is increasing, so we are living during a limited time window during which the remarkable coincidence exists. So I guess the coincidence between the sizes isn't as remarkable, since it was bound to happen at some point in time. The more remarkable coincidence for me is that it happened to be when we were around to see it.
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The reason why the ISS keeps its relative size against both the Sun and the Moon is due to a remarkable coincidence: the diameter of the Moon is 400x smaller than the diameter of the Sun, but it is also 400x closer to us!
That's the same reason a total eclipse of the sun does the visible corona thing it does. If the moon was larger, it would block out the corona. If it was smaller, the visible portion of the sun would be too bright and would wash the corona out.

It's also the case that the distance between the earth and moon is increasing, so we are living during a limited time window during which the remarkable coincidence exists. So I guess the coincidence between the sizes isn't as remarkable, since it was bound to happen at some point in time. The more remarkable coincidence for me is that it happened to be when we were around to see it.
We're so fucking lucky, yet kinda not at the same time.
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I wonder if we would have predicted the corona if we hadn't observed it during total eclipses.
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18 minutes of Fable the Raven practicing her human words.
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Hi. Hi. Hi! Hi. What are you doing. Hi.
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She's a fucking witch. Burn her.

That Hi would freak me the fuck out.

No wonder peasants et al believed in witches and shit.
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That's pretty much exactly how I practice my human words too.
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No wonder peasants et al believed in witches and shit.
Oh yeah Ravens as witches familiars make a ton of sense now, especially since Fable is even copying her personís accent and intonations.
In the more interactive video introducing her apparently some people claimed her person was doing ventriloquism and Fable wasnít really speaking.
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