This time-lapse depicts a typical view from the northern hemisphere. The most dramatic monthly change is the moon’s phase, caused by the shifting angle of the sun as the moon orbits the Earth every 27 days. Also, due to the tilt and shape of the moon’s orbit, we see it from a slightly different angle over the course of a month generating a slight wobble or libration. Because of this we actually see more than half of the lunar surface over a month, about 59%.
The size differences you see are due to the orbit of the moon around the Earth being elliptical. The moon will appear larger when it reaches the closest point to Earth in its orbit or perigee, the opposite being apogee. The size differences are around 10% and when perigee also happens around a full moon, this creates a so called “Super-Moon”. Combine that sight with the Moon Illusion and you have - what seems like - an extremely large moon.
Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!
DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED
are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD
can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you
Quick, somebody write a book series about the adventures of Magic Prodigy Science Wizard!!!
PLEASE SOMEONE JUST DO IT
1. YES SOMEONE WRITE ABOUT SCIENCE WIZARD
2. People have talked about muggle-born wizards who might retain interest in science… but it would be fascinating if this dude was born into a wizarding family. Who picked up science just because. Maybe he once talked to a muggle-born friend about science and then started reading science books and became fascinated. Hawking, Sagan, etc. And started applying science to magic. MAYBE THAT’S WHY HE CAN DO WANDLESS MAGIC, BECAUSE HE UNDERSTANDS THE UNIVERSE FROM BOTH A SCIENTIFIC AND MAGICAL PERSPECTIVE AND CAN THUS MANIPULATE PHYSICS BETTER.
3. OH MAN SCIENCE WIZARD IS GETTING ME INTERESTED IN HARRY POTTER AGAIN