This was actually supposed to come out on Tuesday, right after the final installment of the Super Moon series. Alas, work has kept me burning the midnight oil and here it is. Good news is that next week I should have some exciting Festival stuff up, including details on this year’s live webcasts. Exciting!
Posts Tagged ‘moon illusion’
With that our series winds to a close. I have a few bonus bits to make up for possible comic deficits at the end of the month. Good times were had by all. We met some astronomers in zombie form, had some real action, gained a roommate, and saw the return of Jim Farrelly, ironic […]
I think the comic today speaks for itself. Our Super Woo adventure has reached its explosive climax, and much will be revealed in the next part. The advantage of running a series nearly two weeks after the event it is inspired from is that when I get really busy, at least I have a plan. […]
It’s been about a week since lunar perigee, but I’ve still got one or two of these in me. Today we join Oz and Matt exploring a terrestrial phenomenon that rears it’s yolky head at every celestial occurrence. That’s right, balancing eggs. So far I haven’t seen anybody claim that you could balance an egg during the […]
When I drew last Wednesday’s comic, it was intended as a throwaway. You know, mention the super moon, tie-in to running joke that making incorrect statements about astronomical phenomena cause astronomers to pop out of the woodwork like Candyman or Beetlejuice, throw in a zombie Phil Plait. It was in that last step where I […]
Brace yourselves. On May 5th we’re due for an astronomical occurrence that enjoyed relative obscurity until last year it was blamed for the devastating 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan (we’ll get to that later). Can you guess? That’s right, another Super Moon. First, let me say that I hate this term, but I’ll […]
[Note: This comic has been altered for clarity. I felt the "shallow bowl" explanation works better without the confusion of comparing the moon to clouds. You can view the previous version of the comic here.] For reference, take a look at this comic… The other day I received a surprise letter from none other than […]