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Where is the moon?

Good evening!

Reading chapter 127 I suddenly realised that I haven’t seen the moon anywhere on the night sky... Have you? If it's true, then the remains of the earth’s satellite might cause this meteor storm - weird, huh? That could also easily explain all the flooding, because we know how big influence has the moon on the seas and oceans. Although this will not explain how the moon was destroyed.
If I'm wrong and overlooked it somewhere, then sorry, let this topic die.

Have a nice night!

- Marcin Jerzy Daszkiewicz
Thursday, August 18, 2005

I have to admit that the absence of the moon in the skies had me worried for some time. It was rather strange that in most of night scenes there was no trace of it.

But however, it is, at least half moon, as you can see


I think it is the only time that the moon is drawn in the entire comic, and in the typhoon chapter, no less. For some reason, Mr. Ashinano seems not to like it. Strange, taken the degree of detail he uses to describe Alpha's environment.

And of course, if the night of the meteor storm was a new moon's night, it would not have appear in the entire time.

Those are the best nights for watching the stars, by the way.

- DavidF
Thursday, August 18, 2005


So I was wrong... Hmm... Or maybe not? There is always a chance that the half of the moon is missing ;)


- Marcin Jerzy Daszkiewicz
Friday, August 19, 2005


right about there...

(sorry, couldn't resist...borrowed that javascript recently for part of a sky map programme, first thing that sprung to mind when I noticed the thread topic ^^; )

- Timothy Cook
Sunday, August 21, 2005

Here's another moon shot with Alpha:

I also found two more that may be moon shots, but if you check out the context for this volume (5) they are probably the sun at dusk. The BackCover is in a nice blue:

Perhaps I might mention that night landscapes are very unusual in the first place and almost all night landscapes include the moon. It's almost impossible to see what you're doing on a piece of paper when there is very little light. Ashinano's treatments are very distinctive.

- outsideking
Sunday, August 21, 2005

Not so unusual, there is a good share of night landscapes, and without a visible moon. It could be there, though. given the amount of light in some of them.






but, anyway, it is truly difficult to depict a landscape where there is nothing to see.... and Mr. Ashinano excels in it most of times

- DavidF
Monday, August 22, 2005


Moon makes a guest appearance in an upcoming chapter.



- dDave
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Actually, the volume 5 back cover is almost certainly the moon.

A full moon on a clear night like that can appear - to night-adjusted eyes - bright enough to completely mask the stars, and shine on water no different than the sun. I've seen that sort of dark-blue sky before.

The full moon we had a few days ago was bright enough to read by.

- richkh
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Where is the moon? It's in the southeast sky, right over Mt. Rainier. It's very pretty tonight.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

- martialstax
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

While waiting for the next moon's appearance...

...We can enjoy that


Strangely I had forgotten this completely. Even the chapter is tittled "Moonlight Night Watch"!

- DavidF
Saturday, August 27, 2005

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