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The Big Moon

 
 
Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:06 am
didn't get to see it here. Thick cloud cover and rain. Dammit.
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 08:19 am


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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 10:33 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
No rain but the clouds covered it up. Bastard clouds! Mad
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 11:12 am
Clear skies last night (first time in several weeks) gave a spectacular view of the rising moon. Magnificent!
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 11:42 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Well I'm just glad the darn thing into crash into the earth.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 01:05 pm
We live in a city, so we don't have a clear view to the horizon. Nevertheless, when the moon rose, there was the effect of refraction still working on it as it cleared the houses down the street. It was very cool. I howled.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 06:45 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Too cloudy where I am, too.
But some saw it! This is further north of the continent.:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/3994664-3x2-940x627.jpg

'Supermoon' over Newcastle:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-07/the-supermoon-rises-over-newcastle/3994664
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firefly
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 10:27 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Too cloudy here, couldn't see it at all. Sad

I did see the last super moon which was this big and close to earth in 1993, and, because I hadn't heard any publicity about it beforehand, I was totally unprepared for the jaw-dropping spectacular sight that came into view when I was driving home from work one night just as it was starting to get really dark. I turned a corner and, straight in front of me, just over the horizon, was the most enormous, but enormous, golden moon I had ever seen in my life. I just gasped and couldn't take my eyes off it--it's a wonder I didn't wrap my car around a tree. It looked unreal.

I don't remember anyone talking about it on the news the next day either, and it wasn't until this week that I finally understood what I saw that night. It was a sight I've never forgotten.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 10:44 pm
Almost like daylight in the D.C. area around 10:45 PM.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 11:08 pm
This is what it looked like in Melbourne when I went outside to look last night.
A mere glimpse of the moon through the clouds.

http://images.theage.com.au/2012/05/07/3276530/0705jh_supermoon_reader-420x0.jpg
Reader Ockert le Roux took this photo of the "supermoon" over Melbourne's South Wharf about 7.45pm on Saturday when the clouds parted briefly. Photo: Ockert le Roux

Nowhere near as exciting as this, in St Petersburg!
Wow!

http://images.theage.com.au/2012/05/06/3274488/gal_moon3-600x400.jpg
'Super moon' rising
The full moon rises behind statues of angels fixed at the St Isaak's Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia. Photo: AP


So, naturally, the local press pooh-poohed the whole thing!
Big Moon?
So what?
See if we care! Razz Laughing

Over the moon? It wasn't so super anyhow:
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/over-the-moon-it-wasnt-so-super-anyhow-20120507-1y84m.html
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 11:13 pm
@msolga,
Can't see it here tonight, too cloudy. But it was spectacular last night.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 7 May, 2012 05:45 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Supermoon Over Paris
Image Credit & Copyright: VegaStar Carpentier

Explanation: Did you see that full Moon Saturday night? Dubbed a supermoon, the latest fully illuminated moon appeared slightly larger than usual because it occurred unusually near the closest point in its orbit to Earth. Pictured above, the supermoon was captured Saturday night rising behind the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Of course, the angular extent of the moon in comparison to foreground objects can be adjusted just by changing the observer's distance to the foreground object. When compared to nearby objects the moon may appear tiny, but when compared to distant objects -- the moon may appear huge. Next month yet another full moon is expected, this one appearing about one percent smaller.

PHOTO:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vegastarcarpentier/7146552595/in/photostream/
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jun, 2013 09:24 am

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/8688_276399785837233_1897724108_n.jpg
firefly
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jun, 2013 11:04 am
@Region Philbis,
Oh, thanks for that notice, RP, I hadn't heard about it.

I hope the sky will be clear, I'm looking forward to seeing it. The last one I saw, in 1993, was so spectacular I will never forget it.

I found an article about this year's super moon.
http://earthsky.org/tonight/is-biggest-and-closest-full-moon-on-june-23-2013-a-supermoon


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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jun, 2013 10:17 pm
@Region Philbis,
Thanks R.P.
Hoping it's a clear night sky for top viewing.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2013 04:45 pm
Tonight's the night, folks.

http://c.o0bc.com/rf/image_609w/Boston/2011-2020/Wires/2013/06/21/Boston.com/APOnlineImages/2013-06-21/788ac876c5fa6714350f6a706700335a.jpg

Just a reminder.
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firefly
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:09 pm
Went outside and saw a big BRIGHT moon. Smile Lovely.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:49 pm
@firefly,
I gotta say I don't see much difference.

but I get a big bright moon and stars all the time.

no city lights to interfere...
firefly
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jun, 2013 12:40 pm
@Rockhead,
I've always been amazed by seeing all the stars when I'm really out in the country and away from any other lights. It is awesome. You're lucky to have that view all the time, Rocky.

Last night, the moon here only looked a little larger, but it was most definitely much brighter. I think, had I seen it closer to the horizon, it might have appeared much larger than normal. That was the view I unexpected got in 1993, and it was jaw-dropping. Last night, it was pretty much directly overhead when I was outside.





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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2013 06:37 pm

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/RegionPhilbis/supermoon_zps0ec56beb.jpg
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