On 2002-03-12 10:32, Ian R wrote:
Here's what David Harland had to say about this in his review of Dark Moon (by David Percy) at Amazon.co.uk:
"The book's cover shows the Apollo 13 landing site in darkness, and the authors assert that this illustrates that no landing could have been made... and they're half right - as they often are - the site is in darkness, but the 'time' of the terminator was the time that the s/c was disabled by the explosion - the fabled 13th April. If all had gone well, they would have entered lunar orbit on the 14th and landed on the 15th. As usual, they wanted to land just after local dawn, with the Sun about 8 degrees up. Now, the terminator on the 13th is shown on the meridian, it moves about 12 degrees per day, and the landing site is 18 degrees west, so you want to land late on the 15th don't you... which means that while you're travelling to the moon, the site is in predawn darkness... "
9:57 A.M. HUb' RED SHIFT has a short video
showing a landing beyound the terminator
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