Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/21 at 09:20 AM


dear seymour,

  Did not know it took a century for jupiter to orbit around the moon!  p.s. why does a lunar eclipse make the moon red?

Posted by mayanna  on  11/30  at  02:18 PM

Hi, Mayanna. Actually, Jupiter orbits around the SUN (not the moon). And it does take a very long time, though not a century. Jupiter orbits the Sun every 11.86 Earth years (or 4,332 days).

During a lunar eclipse, sunlight filters through Earth’s atmosphere onto the shadow on the moon. This filtered sunlight can make the moon appear red (or sometimes orange or yellow) during a total eclipse.

Posted by Seymour Simon  on  12/01  at  01:06 PM
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