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Electrostatic charging of the fines on the solar surface by UV light and lofting of that charged dust tens of meters into the air is assumed to be regular and consistent. It may be responsible for whatever effect you're talking about.

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Interesting. I had no clue what that means.

So the solar wind is moving particles around on the moon?

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It is not the solar wind. It would be the solar light. The short wavelengths of light (ultraviolet,euv,xray) charge the dust up positively. Like your hair repels itself when charged the same so does the dust. So with the rise and set of the sun there are differences in dust lofted up and dust setting down from the electrostatic floating.

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Got it.

So the electrons just get shot into space? Wouldn't that lead to the whole moon having a positive net charge?

I guess eventually electrons come back as the solar wind donates charge toward equilibrium.

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There is no atmospheric wind on the moon, even though it has an incredibly thin atmosphere. The molecules are too far apart to interact as a wind. So, the energy came from elsewhere.

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So that was what was blowing the flag in the videos the conspiracy theorists cited as evidence the moon landing was faked?

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Probably not. I didn't say it was strong or continuous. Either something is being deposited, or removed, or moved around over long time scales though.

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And why i should give a fuck?

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this is the dumbest thing I have ever seen posted anywhere

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Hardly. There are dumber posts on nab every half day. This was something interesting and science'y to talk about.

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