Forty years ago today, man first stepped on the moon. “One small step …” etc. It’s so EASY to be blase about it all … I see many people who are, and as someone who is STILL overwhelmingly impressed by the accomplishments of the Apollo program, that’s stunning to me. Even MORE stunning are the conspiracy theorists who to this day maintain that NASA faked the whole thing.
The overwhelming evidence suggests to such people that we DID actually go, land on the moon, and bring back lots of rocks … repeatedly. Indeed, in the run-up to this anniversary, there have been lots of moon-related postings on websites all over showing evidence … none more convincing than recently taken hi-rez photos of the landing sites.
But wait a minute. Look at these photos.
Do you notice anything strange about them?
Maybe it’s my art background … but I notice that the shadows cast by the lunar modules all SEEM to be going in the opposite direction of the apparent light source. That is, all the shadows on the craters and rocks and hills are on the objects’ LEFT sides (as we look down on them) … but the shadows of all of the lunar modules are on the capsules’ RIGHT sides.
Now, I’m NOT a conspiracy theorist … I DO believe these are actual photos of our man-made objects (and foot prints) on the moon … but I really want someone to explain this shadow thing to me. Are there any science-tastic readers of this blog who can do that for me?