Managing Partner and Creative Director at Lockhart Media + Marketing. Founder of Sci Fi Generation TV. More on that some other time.
Focus, while I display flows ferocious about science, technology, creativity, and innovation. I'm very interested in how all of the above impact culture and society. I believe that the most scientifically literate among us will move society forward at a speed we've never seen before. I also believe that the most creative among us will make that trip forward a fun one. This is my personal blog, filled with wondrous things from across the Universe, which will hopefully inspire you to go change the world, or at least, your seat.
In early 2001 during a launch of Atlantis, the Sun, Earth, Moon, and rocket were all properly aligned for this photogenic coincidence. First, for the space shuttle’s plume to cast a long shadow, the time of day must be either near sunrise or sunset. Only then will the shadow be its longest and extend all the way to the horizon. Finally, during a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the sky. Just after sunset, for example, the Sun is slightly below the horizon, and, in the other direction, the Moon is slightly above the horizon. Therefore, as Atlantis blasted off, just after sunset, its shadow projected away from the Sun toward the opposite horizon, where the Full Moon just happened to be.