reillan: That actually makes WAY more farking sense than "2 blue moons a month."
ikanreed: Screw that quiz. "No such thing" as the dark side of the moon? That just ignores that that term refers to the far side of the moon, "dark" from earth-based sensor perspective.
Ophaelin: One really cool but mostly forgotten phenomenon that relates to this is the Metonic Cycle which is due to the fact that 19 solar years is almost exactly the same time as 235 lunar months. 235 = (12 * 19) + 7 so there are always seven blue moons over a span of 19 years.
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: ikanreed: Screw that quiz. "No such thing" as the dark side of the moon? That just ignores that that term refers to the far side of the moon, "dark" from earth-based sensor perspective.As matter of fact, it's all dark.
albert71292: You saw me standing alone...
eltejon: Nanci Griffith was so cute in my day.
Yes please: I deal with at least one moron a day who insists that a month is exactly four weeks
ArcadianRefugee: Yes please: I deal with at least one moron a day who insists that a month is exactly four weeksOK. Close, but no cigar.and that June 30-August 1 is a period of three monthso_O
SevenizGud: But what TFA does NOT mention is that the seasonal blue moon rule was actually a superseding rule of its own. It was based on a misunderstanding of the word translated from Moabite as "spring" for it was taken as the season, when really it referred to *A* spring, like water coming out of the ground and shiat. On the full moon that happens orthogonal to apogee (happens 19 times a century) the tribes would celebrate in the imim, as a token to the god Segem.And this was all put down in clay seal implements some 2,000 years ago, but misunderstood by the translator Sir Conrad Blithgarten, and that was in the 1600s.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Feb 23 2017 14:26:26
Runtime: 0.165 sec (165 ms)