Wednesday, March 10, 2021

ridiculous article

Winding down after an intense couple of days... Spotted this headline in my Google feed.

bad astronomy information

Isn't that ridiculous?

"Massive?" That is silly. Do they mean heavy? No. Do they mean big? Ah, it's a full Moon.

"Set to illuminate..." My goodness. That's just plain old "selling newspapers."

You should "travel as far away from city lights... to avoid light pollution." What? What?! It's the Moon. It is light pollution! That's just daft. They are totally not getting it.

"Obscure the clarity..." Wrong. That's just wrong.

This Vancouver newspaper doesn't know science, is misleading people, and should not talk about astronomy unless they have a studied, experienced writer.

That's bad reporting.

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