Millions wanted to paint dark side of moon red

Forget Floyd, this is art

An artist wants to paint the moon red using laser pointers - and he wants you to help him.

James Downey reckons that if enough people shine their little lasers at the same spot on the moon and at the same time, then they might, just might, be able to colour it with a red hue.

He's selected two dates - October 27 and November 24 (just in case it rains or is cloudy) at 11.00pm EDT.

Anyone taking part in this artistic collaboration needs to point their laser pens for five minutes to the left side of the moon - part of its dark side.

Critics say he doesn't stand a chance and reckon this is some crazy stunt.

Says Downey on his Web site: "Will it work? I honestly don't know. I'm a writer and an artist, not a scientist.

"But I think it could work, in theory. If we can get a few million people to attempt it, it may very well work.

"We may not succeed. But wouldn't it be great if we did?" said.

Yes it would James.

Anyone interested in taking part should check out paintthemoon.orgfor more info.

In the meantime, we at Vulture Central will be out tonight perfecting our laser pointing technique. Maybe. ®

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