The moon is broken. I won’t bore you with terminology like synodic orbital aberration, lunar coefficients, quantum gravity, nor with using big numbers with way too many significant digits. I would probably lose readers with such tactics. Besides, the evidence can be easily seen with the naked eye. Just last night, only half the moon was lighted; soon, none of it will be visible. (For some reason, that’s called a “new moon”… I think it should be called “no moon”.) Sometimes the moon even tries to shine during the day. Here’s the issue : the moon is supposed to shine at night!
The moon provides night-time light for all the furry little woodland creatures. They need the light at night to help them scavenge for food and so they won’t run into trees. The moon is important for other reasons, too, like, um, uhh, we need it to, uhh, hmm… Oh, I know — it helps generate tidal waves for surfers. But let’s not forget the furry little woodland creatures. We need to fix the moon for our natural habitat.
When the moon is shining during the day, it’s a total waste. It contributes absolutely nothing. And on the nights when it isn’t shining, that helps no one. (And those cute little furry woodland creatures don’t have flashlights like we do. And so they have difficulty finding food after dark. That’s why they come into your subdivision with the streetlights and eat your flowers.) Think about it — the purpose of the moon is to shine at night. So obviously it got out of cycle at some point in history. Now, in the 21st century, we might have the technology to do something about it.
If you have any suggestions on how we should fix the moon cycles, feel free to post them here. Perhaps someone from NASA will see it and decide to do something more useful for us than collecting space dust or crashing a rocket into a comet. Maybe one of the few remaining mad scientists will take it upon themselves to solve this issue. (Whoever accomplishes this will most certainly be famous. We’ll make sure you get sufficient credit. And just think — you could very easily land a book deal, probably even a movie if you make it all dramatic and suspenseful.) Perhaps our own Buffet o’ Blog R&D department can come up with a solution. It would be fun to try.
So send in your suggestions. Let’s all work together to make a difference.