Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, May 9, 2003 9:45 pm

The dragon’s gonna eat the moon again

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 9:45 pm

There’s going to be a total eclipse of the moon this Thursday night. The exact times in Greensboro for when it starts, hits totality and then ends can be found here.

The ancient Chinese, if I recall correctly, favored a myth that an eclipse was caused by a celestial dragon eating the moon and then spitting it back out. The Chinese had no explanation for this phenomenon, but modern astronomers, after exhaustive research, have concluded that the phenomenon occurs because the dragon does not like the taste of cheese.

Ew. Moon barf.

Victoria’s always up for a good meteor shower. I wonder if she’ll be up, literally and figuratively, for an eclipse.


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