Friday 28 June 2019

Tolkien's eccentric lunar astronomy - updated

 Contra JRRT, this crescent moon seen in the evening can only be Setting in the West, not Rising in the East...

At the Notion Club Papers, I have revised and slightly supplemented my blog post of six years ago where I pointed-out JRR Tolkien's false beliefs about the moon - in particular that a new moon could rise shortly after sunset. And I have made a suggestion as to where and why this error may have arisen.

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