Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two Suns in China

I read about this when it happened last month but had to blog about it because I find it amazing, still. And I have a story to go along with it. Apparently scientists are puzzled too. It's some sort of atmospheric distortion.

This is a true story. When I was a kid I woke up in the middle of the night and I saw two moons in the sky. I thought aliens were coming to get us. Seriously! I was like 9 years old. What conclusion would you come to? I remember going to the library and researching all kinds of stuff well above my head. When I got to college many years later I did more research. I asked people. I asked professors. I did searches on the internet when it became available. The closest I ever got was that it was Mars coming super close to earth but that wasn't it because the moon was well above setting. It was the freakiest thing I'd ever seen. So My conclusion is it is a super rare occurrence of atmospheric light bending and I got to see it. Lucky me!

I find this sort of thing absolutely amazing!


Nick said...

Or maybe your mom just gave you too much cough medicine that night. ;-)

Chris Bensen said...

@Nick, I just needed to ask you. Problem solved! But I'm still going with aliens :)

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