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 Ozone Hole Forming In The Shape Of A Dog?

Ozone Hole August 9,2001       Blue from Blue's Clues


If you go out at night and look up at a full Moon, and you're like most people, you'll probably see the face of a man, or, alternatively, a rabbit superimposed on the bright disk of the Moon.



Because of it's rotation and orbit we have always seen the same side of the moon, the side with the face. 

The dark markings on the moon come from large basins on the surface that were created when other space objects (meteors and asteroids) crashed into the moon billions of years ago. The "eyes" of the face even have names; the right eye is the Imbrue basin, and the left eye is the Serenitatis basin. The rest of the features aren't quite as clearly "drawn", such as a nose and mouth, but most people would agree that the moon appears to be watching us.


The Moon may have a "Man in The Moon" but now apparently ,for one day , the ozone hole had a dog. On August 9, 2001 the formation of the ozone hole took an uncanny resemblance to Blue from Blue's Clues. Another occurrence has appeared on August 16, 2001.

Blues Clues is a popular TV show for children that “empowers, challenges, and builds the self-esteem of preschoolers while making them laugh,” according to Dr. Alice Wilder, director of research for Blue’s Clues.