April 1st, 2008

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Illustration Friday-- Homage



I've had an odd sort of week, so I'm giving you a(late and)odd sort of image for this week's topic. As I thought about what I wanted to do for "homage", the memory of watching a total lunar eclipse a few weeks back with Dan and the kids kept popping into my mind.

No, I have no idea why.

But in keeping with my theory that between any two points(logical or mathematical) you can draw a straight line, I punched "homage" and "eclipse" into google to see what popped out.
Some of it was random and not very interesting.... and then I came across this article by British mathematician Simon Singh, and was intrigued.
Sadly, the article doesn't mention the date it was written, so I have no idea which eclipse he's referring to here (other than the 1919 one, of course). Maybe someone more versed than I in astronomy can take a stab at it!
I did skip last weeks I.F. topic, only because I have The Perfect Image for pet peeves on a currently inaccessible computer. Someday I will get around to posting it...


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