Idk if this counts as a peeve more of an art-astronomy pet peeve
but when people draw the cresent moon and where the dark, shaddowed part of the moon is they put in stars
like studdenly that part of the moon is invisible instead of just being in the shadow
wait no peOPLE ACTUALLY DO THIS???
really stupid question though but like, aren’t there stars in front of the moon??? like??? space isn’t two dimensional so someone putting a couple stars in front of the shadow wouldn’t necessarily be wrong?? because aren’t there stars all around in space and?????? im just going to be confused forever frick uvu;
hun if there was a star infront of the moon we’d be fucking dead
i’m fucking crying
sprinkle a few stars up there
we’re all good
Space is big, like really big.
If you shrunk the solar system so that the earth was the size of a tennis ball, then the sun would have a diameter of 7.3metres.
And if they were the scaled distance apart then the seperation would be 783metres, that’s further than the Burj Kalifa(tallest building in the world) is tall.
And the nearest star, again on this scale, is 209,000,000metres away. Or about 10 Great-Wall-of-Chinas long… Just imagine that for a moment.
It even takes light 0.7 seconds to travel that far in air.
And on the subject of other stars, the super giants are rightly called that; VY Canis Marjoris has a diameter of 14.6km on this scale, about 1 and a half Mt Everests. That’s 1 and a half Mt Everests where the earth is a tennis ball, the ISS is skimming along 2mm about the surface dodging fluff while the moon orbits 2metres overhead.
http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/april22012/ (most of the figures and the graphic)
www.wolframalpha.com/ (comparing the numbers to more objects)