— June 23, 2013
Be sure to look out for the Moon these next few months as it approaches Perigee, because the full moons during these times will appear exceptionally large. The Moon will be at its Perigee, or closest approach, in July 23 and it will reach full moon only a few minutes after it passes this point in its orbit.
These ‘super moons’ not only appear larger because they are physically closer but, combined with a full moon, the mind can play tricks on you to think they are much larger. This phenomena is called the Moon Illusion. Try to catch these full moons as they rise/set because the illusion works when there is an object in the foreground, like a tree, building or mountains.
July or June?
- songs about chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics and mathematics (more or less)
1. the first and second law (of thermodynamics): heat cannot of itself pass from one body to a hotter body
2. biological: XX XY that’s why it’s you and me / your blood is red / it’s beautiful genetic love
3. calculation theme: half the horizon’s gone for a skyline of numbers
4. DNA: it’s cardiac arrest / he’s from a different strain / that science can’t explain / i guess that’s how he’s made / it’s in his D-D-D-DNA
5. einstein: simple math / our love divided by the square root of pride / multiply your lies plus time / i’m going out of my mind
6. imitosis: is just a case of mitosis / sure fatal doses of malcontent through osmosis
7. mathematics: and subtract it by my soul / add a fraction of your heart
8. she blinded me with science: she blinded me with science / and hit me with technology
9. simple math: simple math, it’s how our bodies even got here / sinful math, the ebb and flow to multiply
10. stuck to you: the spontaneous combustion of super heated and super condensed gasses in the process known as fusion that creates new elements when the time is right
11. why does the sun shine: the sun is large / if the sun were hollow, a million earths could fit inside / and yet the sun is still only a middle-sized star
12. the astronomer: i’ll spread my legs for venus / and i’d like to live on mars / i’ll take neptune or uranus / or any of the countless stars
13. the calculation: it counted up our feelings / and divided them up even / and it called our calculation / perfect love
14. you don’t have to be a scientist: and you don’t have to be a scientist / to do experiments / on your own heart