Years ago, I remember reading of some monks, (in England or Italy, I don't remember who observed an "explosion
on the Moon". I think it was in the late 13th century.
Since this is report is definately an impossibility, (since Gallileo's telescope was yet a century hence), I attribute this viewing to too much Passover? wine or some kind of concocted conspiracy.
Has anyone else heard of this story??
I think this may be when the term "hoax" was coined....
mailrick, was this the begining of "telescopic vision"?
Mailrick1--I guess I still follow the "too much wine" theory...unless you're superman.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Canterbury - 1178 AD Depending on the size of the explosion, you wouldn't necessarily need a telescope to see an event on the moon.
In the above story, the guy used a telescope and a camera to photograph a possible explosion - which is still being debated.
An observed moon "explosion" is very plausible, yet so is the wine! While sampling some wines - for science purposes ONLY! - I think I may have observed a few "moon explosions" myself............LOL!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's possible that they saw a meteor strike on the moon. A meteor travelling fast enough would create an explosion upon impact (the energy of momentum and mass would be converted to heat at the moment of collision).
- spir_i_tualLv 61 decade ago
Some monks have the capability of leaving their bodies, science knows this, but they won't support it.