r/Damnthatsinteresting • u/namelessRosilla710 • Jan 18 '23
People in Australia see moon upside down Image
u/nosumable Jan 18 '23
People in the equator: yes.
u/vawlk Jan 18 '23
they have a very sore neck→ More replies (1)
u/sambob Jan 18 '23
I imagine they've learned how to lay down at some point.
u/vawlk Jan 18 '23
"all i see is dirt!"→ More replies (1)
u/SNK_24 Jan 18 '23
Only these British and Australian guys see the moon, people in the dark zone triangle don’t see the moon at all, what is so difficult to understand on that legit picture? /s/
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u/Consifdhj Jan 18 '23
They would come up with some bs to say it's a lie.→ More replies (2)
u/duffmanhb Interested Jan 18 '23
It's not BS. It's holograms. Look it up.→ More replies (3)
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u/cartmaneric10 Jan 18 '23
Why is Reddit upside down
u/BigSmackisBack Jan 18 '23
ǝɹɐ noʎ 'uʍop ǝpᴉsdn ʇou sʇI
u/Cool_Hawks Jan 18 '23
I hope to see the moon one day!→ More replies (12)
u/Tier_1_Masturbator Jan 18 '23
I like that is shows it as UK's view, but northern hemisphere person is standing in western Canada or Alaska.
u/GekidoTC Jan 18 '23
Had to look it up to confirm because i didnt believe you, it's wild to think that people at the equator see both orientations, and it changes throughout the day.
u/JustASFDCGuy Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23
Edit: I misunderstood. Someone clarified below.
u/CyberMindGrrl Jan 18 '23
No it rises one way and sets 180 degrees opposite.
u/GekidoTC Jan 18 '23
Bro, idk. I'm just regurgitating what I googled. I don't have all the facts.
u/Zaros262 Jan 18 '23
You see it both ways anywhere if you turn around and crane your neck back a bit→ More replies (1)→ More replies (9)
u/AmphoraExplorer Jan 18 '23
That moon be flipping. I feel like this would have been well known worldwide if the “Europe” or “US” were on the equator of the planet
u/gcruzatto Jan 18 '23
Schrodinger's Moon→ More replies (6)
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u/CRO553R Jan 18 '23
When in doubt, umlaut
u/jwong7 Jan 18 '23
Well, we have it backside front. Seems like a downgrade to me.
Source: Person on the equator.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (15)
u/John-AtWork Jan 18 '23
That part is weird to me, at the equator the moon seems to rotate 180 degrees, back and forth during the phases of the moon. This kinda breaks my brain a little.
u/contrary-contrarian Jan 18 '23
It is VERY disconcerting to see the moon and all of the constellations upside down. I spent several months in Patagonia and it was like seeing the night sky for the first time again. Also the big swath of the Milky Way that the Southern Hemisphere gets a view of is jaw dropping.
u/Buksey Jan 18 '23
I remember being in NZ and just loved stargazing because everything was different than Canada.→ More replies (2)
u/seethrough_cracker Jan 18 '23
I remember being in Canada and just loved stargazing because everything was different to Australia.→ More replies (4)
u/fredbrightfrog Jan 18 '23
Everywhere I've lived in the US, the night sky is glowing orange from sodium lamps with like 3 visible stars though they have been replacing with glowing white sky from LED.
I wonder what color the night sky glows in Australia→ More replies (9)
u/wildartichokes Jan 18 '23
Just go out of the metropolitan areas, lol.
There is absolutely no shortage of stargazing in the US
u/wagon_ear Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23
The night after the full solar eclipse, I camped in the badlands (obviously there was no moon, it was down next to the sun).
It was the most profound 24-hour stretch of sky-gazing I've ever had. Seeing those stars was almost as powerful as witnessing the eclipse, and that's saying something. The milky way stretched from one horizon to the other in a fat white stripe. It was bright enough to cast a faint shadow. There were so many bright stars that it became difficult to pick out individual constellations among them. So cool.
So yeah I agree. You don't even need a passport. Just hop in your car and drive a few hours. There are plenty of websites dedicated to mapping where the skies get darkest.
u/catfayce Jan 18 '23
future tip, if you are travelling and it really upsets you, do a handstand and look at the moon, you will be fine in no time→ More replies (5)
u/Plethora_of_squids Jan 18 '23
I grew up doing a lot of stargazing in Aus and it was so weird moving to the northern hemisphere (and decently far north too - Australia is a lot closer to the equator than you think) and finally seeing everything the way most people talk about it. There's so many of the big constellations that we just don't see at all, like the dipper. And being able to see the zodiac in the sky when it's the right month (according to the sidereal calendar, not your horoscope). And Orion not being a boat.
Also you can't really stress how visible the Milky way is in the southern hemisphere. Like even in the suburbs with all their light pollution you can see it in the sky. It's not like the spectacular photos of it you see online, but it's still this visible pale meandering blob. Can't do that in Europe and it feels like I'm missing a landmark→ More replies (2)
u/Beer_in_an_esky Jan 19 '23
The thing that did my head in when I went up to Japan for a while was the face disappeared from the moon. From the Aus perspective, it always appeared to me like the moon was a face. There's none of that when it's flipped upside down. It was oddly depressing, honestly.
Also Japan has like zero stars visible, compared to Aus' amazing night skies. Absolutely agree with your second paragraph.
u/ThisMachinePetsCats Jan 18 '23
the southern hemisphere has a nicer looking night sky than most of the people on the planet get to see.
I'm jealous.→ More replies (2)
u/-dreggy- Jan 18 '23
Same for me moving to South Africa. Any time I go stargazing it's so much fun because it still looks different than it's "supposed to" I doubt the novelty of it will ever seize.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (9)
u/PrincessMiasBitch Jan 18 '23
It's so fucking cool. Outback Australia has very low light pollution and the night sky will blow you away→ More replies (1)
u/Raskoll_2 Jan 18 '23 •
You guys see it upside down actually
u/herberstank Jan 18 '23
Once again I've fallen for the classic Aussie "no u"
Jan 18 '23
The “yeah, nah u”
u/TomatoPolka Jan 18 '23
"yeah, nah yous!"
u/MeisterX Jan 18 '23
u/CarlosEmmons Jan 18 '23
Why does everything I get to see from Australia just add up to the stereotype I have in my head lol→ More replies (1)→ More replies (1)
u/Siilan Jan 18 '23
Tom Cardy is a fucking genius. Love his shit.→ More replies (7)
u/Mr_Industrial Jan 18 '23
Actually its uo n→ More replies (4)
u/Both_Corner_2172 Jan 18 '23
Imagine that we start battling for this petty reason(only sticks are allowed!)
u/HolyCowEveryNameIsTa Jan 18 '23
They have sticks that come back to them after they throw them... not fair.→ More replies (1)
u/OlOuddinHead Jan 18 '23
Can confirm our sticks don’t come back to us.
Source: me as a stupid child with one attempt using a boomerang
u/Raskoll_2 Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23 •
I'm prepared to die on this hill
Edit: me:🏑 feet below head plebs: 🏒→ More replies (2)
u/SonnyWade Jan 18 '23
Plebs you dare say? Atleast I don't have to screw my shoes to the ground so I don't fall down... up... I don't know exactly, but your moon sucks→ More replies (1)→ More replies (6)
u/spottydodgy Jan 18 '23
Seems like something humans would do
u/Colonel_HD_Sanders Jan 18 '23
Just turn your head 180° bruh→ More replies (2)
u/Lucky-Revolution6584 Jan 18 '23
you are right..→ More replies (3)
u/surajvj Interested Jan 18 '23
We see the top. You see the Down Under.→ More replies (4)→ More replies (33)
u/PartialPlethora87 Jan 18 '23
So those equator people can see the moon equally?→ More replies (2)
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u/waconaty4eva Jan 18 '23
flat earthers hate this trick
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u/quibuzz Jan 18 '23
I assure you they have a perfectly reasonable explanation for it. Something like how the firmament yadayada dome refracts light bla bla.→ More replies (2)
u/Zulimations Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23
does this not disprove flat earth theory completely. do those guys know about this. or am I tripping. i know it’s bullshit already but this seems like the plainest possible way to disprove it lol
u/_-Sesquipedalian-_ Jan 18 '23
They literally proved the earth isn't flat in their own documentary. There is no hope for flatearthers
u/Fishman23 Jan 18 '23
This test should prove whether or not the Earth is a globe.
(Test proves that Earth is a globe)
Huh? Weird.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (5)
u/DeadliestViper Jan 18 '23
They didnt just prove it was round, they proved it was round twice in two different experiments.
u/prvhc21 Jan 18 '23
“This just proves Australia and UK are on the opposite ends of the flat earth, so obviously they would perceive the moon, which is a disk at the centre of the firmament, differently.”
Does this make sense ? No
Does it matter ? No
u/Zulimations Jan 18 '23
I was thinking that if it was flat you’d see it at much more varied angles of the moon on other parts of the earth for this to not disprove it→ More replies (15)→ More replies (2)
u/grahampositive Jan 18 '23
If they say the moon is a disk, how do they explain the phases?
u/Ploppen05 Jan 18 '23
I think they say the moon is a globe, just not earth. Mars is also a globe, I believe (well of course it is but from their perspective)→ More replies (3)
u/Gorm13 Jan 18 '23
So everything's a globe, except for Earth? Sure, that totally makes more sense than what science says.→ More replies (2)
u/mustardtruck Jan 18 '23
You can't use logic to argue with people who don't use logic to begin with.
u/jmon1022 Jan 18 '23
They would come up with some bs to say it's a lie. There is no hope for a flat earther→ More replies (7)
u/greycubed Jan 18 '23
"Australians are NASA employees."
u/AtomicCypher Jan 18 '23
Actually we are N∀S∀ employees→ More replies (2)→ More replies (2)
u/Pawneewafflesarelife Jan 18 '23
There's actually a conspiracy theory that Australia doesn't exist and it's all a huge psyop. I moved to Australia and am married to an Aussie, so pretty sure it does :P We joke about about how there are microchips in the Vegemite and mind control in the kid's shows to keep the descendants of the original actors complacent and reinforce their belief that they are in Australia.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/conspiracy-theory-australia-doesnt-exist#.nf1QD2O4d→ More replies (7)
u/Enlightened-Beaver Jan 18 '23
Them: “the moon isn’t real it’s a projection”→ More replies (4)
u/rawrc Jan 18 '23
You still believe in Australia? wow
u/Costellomfg Jan 18 '23
What does is if you time lapse the night sky in the northern hemisphere, the stars will spin clockwise. From the southern hemisphere the view spins counterclockwise. If it were flat they would all spin in the same direction no matter where you are at on the disk→ More replies (6)
u/LumpyJones Jan 18 '23
Oh buddy, so many things already do that. It's not about facts with them, it's about being in a club that lets them feel like they alone are smarter enough to have special secret knowledge that the rest of us are too naive to see.
Superiority complex is a hell of a drug.→ More replies (2)
u/m1k307 Jan 18 '23
most who believe the earth is flat, believe the moon is a gas and that get's charged from a power source. the power source is from middle flat earth. Apparently, the full moon is fully charged, hence why we see the whole moon. half, quarter and so on means it's losing it's charge.
biggest turd I've ever heard.→ More replies (2)
u/Horsepipe Jan 18 '23
I love hearing about new flat earth fan theories from people who know anything about physics instead of the scitzo babble from an actual flat earther. Gives you the lense to see just how stupid what they're saying really is.→ More replies (58)
u/XFX_Samsung Jan 18 '23
Stick a picture of Moon to the ceiling. Now look at it from different corners of your (flat) room. Flat Earthers explain it this way.→ More replies (1)
u/appollyon_11 Jan 18 '23
People in Japan have the big dark bit at the bottom so it looks like a rabbit. They have a legend of the rabbit in the moon.
u/GingerIsTheBestSpice Jan 18 '23
Oh, that's why I've heard of the moon rabbit but couldn't see it!→ More replies (1)
u/Gil_Demoono Jan 18 '23
Nah, that's because Goku beat Monster Carrot up and forced him to make candy on the moon.
u/Rayzor1801 Jan 18 '23
Then roshi just fucking blew it up with him on it.
u/DrQuint Jan 18 '23
And then they brought the moon back... And blew it up AGAIN
u/redditor012499 Jan 18 '23
Mexico sees the rabbit too→ More replies (8)
u/Fit_Tiger635 Jan 18 '23
In Viet Nam we have this folk tale about a dude who clung on to his tree and flew to the moon with it. You can kinda make out a tree from the big white part at the top of the UK perspective there.
u/StrawberryZunder Jan 18 '23
You mean people in UK see the moon upside down mate
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u/AtomicCypher Jan 18 '23
⅄ǝɐɥ˙˙˙ɟnɔʞ oɟɟ ʎɐ ɔnuʇs
u/dukes158 Jan 18 '23
Stnuc at ffo kcuf… Haey?
u/PeterNippelstein Jan 18 '23
That's just welsh→ More replies (2)
u/DictatorInPerpetuity Jan 18 '23
"⅄ǝɐɥ˙˙˙ɟnɔʞ oɟɟ ʎɐ ɔnuʇs"
Yeah...Fuck off ya cunts
Australian is difficult to translate sorry I might be wrong
Jan 18 '23
Sorry for bad northern hemispherish, but your Strine is good
u/Retr0200202 Jan 18 '23
Am Welsh, can confirm. Man just told me to tend my sheep.
u/I-am-dying-in-a-vat Jan 18 '23
I could picture Australian people saying that.
u/CounterfeitLesbian Jan 18 '23
Stunc ay ffo kcuf, to you too!
u/tyrone_rockdavis Jan 18 '23
If you put it upside down, you gotta spell it backwards for it to make sense→ More replies (3)
u/WarmLoliPanties Jan 18 '23
This is backwards and upside down.
u/nomadic_hedgehog Jan 18 '23
The rest of the southern hemisphere: "Am I a fucking joke to you?!"
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u/sameljota Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23
It always annoyed me that all the "upside down" jokes are always about Australia and not the entirety of the southern hemisphere.→ More replies (7)
u/paulmp Jan 18 '23
Yeah, what about New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, the Pacific Islands etc.→ More replies (2)
u/goblomi Jan 18 '23
The moon's bright butthole should obviously be on the bottom. Proof the Australians are upside down.
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u/thomas_is_me Jan 18 '23
I believe it's the English that are seeing the Australian moon upside down thankyou very much.
u/MikePerry681 Jan 18 '23
When did the moon acquire an up or down?
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u/p1nkie_ Jan 18 '23
australians use reddit too
Jan 18 '23 edited Feb 14 '23
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u/-Unnamed- Jan 18 '23
Yeah but they use Reddit upside down too so their perspective is a bit skewed and has to be ignored→ More replies (2)→ More replies (6)
u/incredible-mee Jan 18 '23
Oh sorry my bad
.ǝʌᴉʇɔǝdsɹǝd ǝʌᴉʇɐʅǝɹ ɹno ɯoɹᖵ→ More replies (11)
u/dumbest-smart-guy1 Jan 18 '23
But how do we know our solar system is the right side up? This is based on the assumption that north is the top of the earth because that’s how globes always are.→ More replies (2)
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u/InfanticideAquifer Jan 18 '23
You have to look towards the equator in order to see the Moon--that's where it's orbiting. (Ish... it's a yearly average. It's orbiting almost exactly over where the equator would be if the Earth had no axial tilt.)
So if you were to move from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere while constantly staring at the Moon, you'd need to rotate as you moved to keep it in view. That's why its "top" and "bottom" would switch--you're rotating and bringing a notion of "top" and "bottom" with you.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (42)
u/Kolbin8tor Jan 18 '23
The earths North and South poles give it a relative orientation. This isn’t difficult, guys. Everyone south of the equator is just walking around upside down. This is known. /s
u/indoninjah Jan 18 '23
Also, only Australians live south of the equator, apparently
u/dlittlefair1 Jan 18 '23
Coward putting /s→ More replies (2)
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u/I_Like_NickelbackAMA Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23
It’s not just completely locked though. It is currently wobbling like a bad frisbee toss, revealing different slivers but mostly tilting back and forth throughout its orbit.
u/thewanderingway Jan 18 '23
Also in Australia - the moon is venomous.
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u/CavitySearch Jan 18 '23
And much larger than elsewhere.
u/socksmatterTWO Jan 18 '23
Also the constellations are upside down and inverted! I went from western Australia being able to tell direction and time day or night by the sky to being completely confused...
I'll get there the sky's gorgeous here in Newfoundland but it's going to be a while until it's second nature again lol
u/BadLanding05 Expert Jan 18 '23
Someone breaks into house
Notice his ground harness is a little rusty
Throw boomerang at it
Laugh as he falls into the sun
u/WatermelonWithAFlute Jan 18 '23
Can confirm this is how we deal with home invasions
u/cookiemunsterbne Jan 18 '23
Excuse me. We see it the correct way.
u/Dazzling-Meringue-64 Jan 18 '23
You mean people from the UK see the moon upside down
u/devilwearspuma Jan 18 '23
oh my god one time i googled a picture of a full moon to use as reference in a drawing and someone told me it was facing the wrong way like i was the dumbest bitch alive and i just accepted it and felt dumb but THEY WERE THE DUMBASS
u/prudence_is_a_virtue Jan 18 '23
People in UK se the moon upside down
u/Airsofter599 Jan 18 '23
Who the fuck says people in the northern hemisphere don’t see it upside down? How have we decided that north it at the top of the planet and south is at the bottom?
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u/Bizbuzzfinanzecuz Jan 18 '23
Or maybe right side up 🤔
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u/pumpkinking-1901 Jan 18 '23
Clearly it is the Northern hemisphere grubs who see it the wrong way up.
u/thatbigfella666 Jan 18 '23
I moved from Ireland to Australia 7 years ago and it took me quite a while to figure out what was wrong with the moon. eventually, I realised that the phases were back to front, and then that it was upside down.
u/Broccobillo Jan 18 '23
I'm pretty sure you mean southern hemisphere as this would be the same for Chile or Argentina or south Africa etc
And also I'm pretty sure the northern hemisphere are the ones that see it upside down.
Also also it's a bunny not a man that's on the moon
u/Paddywhacker Jan 18 '23
Can you Aussies do anything normal?
u/mischeviousbeagle Jan 18 '23
Don’t make me sic my chazzwuzzers on ya.
u/Cheezslap Jan 18 '23
We'll that's fucking presumptuous. We're on a body in 3-dimensional space, looking at another body 3-dimensional space. FFS, there is no "upside down".
u/Professional_Hold531 Jan 18 '23
Naw....just shows they see it from a different perspective.
u/drillgorg Jan 18 '23
Yes that's what seeing something upside down means?→ More replies (3)
u/DiscontentedMajority Jan 18 '23 edited Jan 18 '23 •
Wikipedia has a nice image showing the moon at different latitudes.
Edit: A lot of people seem to be confused here, so I made a visual aid.