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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:31 pm

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Thanks for the info, Amy. What a cool thing for Nick to accomplish!


It's definitely the most practical project he's ever done---it certainly comes in handy!


Rob, that was just beautiful---I can see why it's your favorite! It's such a sleepy, dreamy tune....ok, I'm ready for bed now!
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:58 pm

Beautiful, Rob! I love the images that they used in the video, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:07 pm

Cloudy and rainy here... didn't get to see it Blue
Cool videos though. Here are some pics, people took of the Super Moon last night.


by Anna Blackwell


by Ragdoll14


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:12 pm

Beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:19 pm

Ah, those are gorgeous, Carol!

It was overcast here for a while, but it cleared enough for me to be able to see the moon several times. Then, after I went offline, JUST before I went to bed, I looked out my bedroom window, and saw THEEEEEE super moon. I'd been thinking earlier that it didn't really look all that different to me. . . but then I saw what they were talking about. It was incredibly bright, and absolutely *gorgeous*.
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:07 pm

Cool pics! It does look bigger.


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PostSubject: Ring around the moon   Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:51 am

Did anyone see this last night? I missed it, but I heard about it this morning....sure wish I would have seen it!! I'll be looking again tonight, just in case:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonring/
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:00 pm

nope.Didn't see this.


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:23 pm

Thumbsup I didn't see last nights moon, but I have seen rings around the moon before. Daddy always said the Indians used to count how many stars were inside the ring, and then they would know how many days until it would rain......pretty accurate too!



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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:57 pm

No, I haven't seen it, either.




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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:38 pm

I think once or twice I have seen a ring around the moon!


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Super moon happening tonight/early Sunday morning.  If you have clear skies, go check it out.  For those in central time, they are saying around 6:32am will be a good time to see it as it is going down.  The June super moon is going to be bigger than the last super moon that we had......

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PostSubject: Blood Moon    Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:43 pm

I am probably the only nutty person on here up at that time to see it!   grinsmiley I had nothing to do today.  I had no reason to get up today.  So I could stay up later and sleep in.   Smile 

It seems that whenever there is some big deal thing in the sky we never get to see it because it is always cloudy during those times.

Well, last night, after a rainy/snowy day, it was clear.  I looked out a little after 1:00 a.m.  The moon was insanely BRIGHT, and there was this darkness creeping over it.  I would say I looked about every 15-20 minutes or so.  I would say that the consistent color was a brownish hue to a yellowish-orange.  It was dark enough at one point.  And I guess it maybe had an orange-brown look.  But NEVER did it look red!  Not to me, at least.  I will say that I have always figured that people who live in the suburbs and the country will see what is happening in the sky during these nighttime sky events differently compared to city dwellers (I figure the city lights affect it).  So that could've been the problem.  But what a disappointment!!!  The first time I can really remember getting a clear sky and what I was seeing wasn't all it was cracked up to be.   No

So, by chance, did anyone else see it?


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Nope I didn't see it. It's nice you did tho


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:01 pm

I saw it....thought it was pretty neat......and no, it won't be blood red, but red enough to call it a blood moon....Here is a time lapse of it...go to youtube to view more...  Thumbsup 




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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:19 am

I was up "puppy sitting" that night & I never was able to see ANYTHING in the sky because of the clouds. It had rained earlier that day, so I guess that's what did it.


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:01 pm

Rhonda wrote:
I saw it....thought it was pretty neat......and no, it won't be blood red, but red enough to call it a blood moon....Here is a time lapse of it...go to youtube to view more...  Thumbsup 


What was the closest color that you got to a true red (for lack of a better way to describe it  Smile )?  I think that brownish-orange was the closest for me.  If it didn't look SO RED on the Weather Channel, I maybe wouldn't have been as disappointed because I wouldn't have expected to see that then!  So it is their fault I thought I would see something like that! Smile 

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I was up "puppy sitting" that night & I never was able to see ANYTHING in the sky because of the clouds. It had rained earlier that day, so I guess that's what did it.
That is too bad.  A friend of mine had a clear sky earlier (she saw how bright the moon was) and then she said it was as cloudy as can be - she even had a lot of fog.  She said that she heard another one was probably coming around September.  So maybe you will get another chance then.
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PostSubject: Friday the 13th Full Moon!   Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:38 pm



Creepy Full Honey Moon Fills Sky This Friday the 13th

Stunning honey-colored full moon lights up night sky to delight sky-watchers.

The superstitious may want to steer clear of black cats this Friday the 13th, but venturing outside very early in the morning will be worthwhile—you'll be able to catch the spectacular full "honey moon" in the night sky.
The honey moon officially reaches its full moon phase at 12:13 a.m. EDT on Friday morning for eastern North America. But its honey hues will shine most brightly in the early evening.
With the sun's path across the sky at its highest during this month of the summer solstice, the moon is at its lowest, which keeps the lunar orb close to the horizon and makes it appear more amber than other full moons this year.
The amber colors are due to the scattering of longer wavelengths of light by dust and pollution in our atmosphere. "It is a similar phenomenon as seen at sunset, when sunlight is scattered towards the red end of the spectrum, making the sun's disk appear orange-red to the naked-eye," says astronomer Raminder Singh Samra of the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
The most spectacular part of the so-called honey moon begins hours before midnight, due to an illusion by which the moon appears larger to sky-watchers when it's near the horizon than when it hangs high in the sky.
Researchers aren't quite sure what causes this optical illusion of a larger moon near the horizon, but they suspect it has something to do with the human mind trying to make sense of the moon's proximity to more familiar objects like mountains, trees and houses in the foreground.
The Moon at Its Closest
The monthly full moon always looks like a big disk, but because its orbit around the Earth is egg-shaped, there are times in the lunar cycle when the moon is at its shortest distance from Earth (called perigee), some 224,976 miles (362,065 kilometers) away.
This month the perigee just happens to coincide with the full phase, which may make it appear unusually large to some keen-eyed sky-watchers.
"The moon illusion should be more prominent during this full moon as it will graze closer to the horizon than at any other time of the year," Samra says. "This will make the moon appear more amber than other full moons of the year.
A full moon coinciding on Friday the 13th is not all that uncommon, occurring every three or so years.
But having the combination of a honey moon and Friday the 13th is rare, last occurring on June 13, 1919, according to the popular astronomy site Universe Today. We'll have to wait until June 13, 2098, for the next one.
Marital Traditions?
Astronomer Bob Berman says that the honey-hued moon, which always occurs in June around the summer solstice, may have given us the modern term "honeymoon," with weddings traditionally held in June in some cultures.
"That phrase dates back nearly half a millennium, to 1552, but one thing has changed: Weddings have shifted and are now most often held in August or September," said Berman, who works with the astronomy group Slooh, in a statement.
"The idea back then was that a marriage is like the phases of the moon, with the full moon being analogous to a wedding," Berman said. "Meaning, it's the happiest and 'brightest' time in a relationship."
Armchair astronomers can catch the sky show virtually through a live high-definition webcast of the honey moon by the Slooh telescopes in the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa. The online show starts on Thursday, June 12, at 9:30 p.m. EDT. Link for International Times



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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:32 am

I never beileved in any of the superstitious of the friday the 13th. Nothing bad happends to me


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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:33 am

I'm not superstitious either, but this wasn't about Friday the 13th superstitions.  It was about the "Honey-colored" full moon on the 13th of June, which happened to fall on a Friday.  We actually had a honey colored full moon on Friday and it was beautiful.  The next Friday the (June) 13th for a honey colored moon will be 2098...Glad I got to see this one.  Thumbsup 

"The monthly full moon always looks like a big disk, but because its orbit around the Earth is egg-shaped, there are times in the lunar cycle when the moon is at its shortest distance from Earth (called perigee), some 224,976 miles (362,065 kilometers) away.
This month the perigee just happens to coincide with the full phase, which may make it appear unusually large to some keen-eyed sky-watchers.
"The moon illusion should be more prominent during this full moon as it will graze closer to the horizon than at any other time of the year," Samra says. "This will make the moon appear more amber than other full moons of the year.
A full moon coinciding on Friday the 13th is not all that uncommon, occurring every three or so years.
But having the combination of a honey moon and Friday the 13th is rare, last occurring on June 13, 1919, according to the popular astronomy site Universe Today. We'll have to wait until June 13, 2098, for the next one."



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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:42 am

"Honey-colored moon" is a beautiful term.  Love 
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:51 am

They say the term, "Honey-Colored moon in June" could be the reason so many people marry in the month of June....for their Honeymoon!  Love 

I tried to take a picture of the moon on Friday night, but it didn't show up as honey-colored, like it was; it turned out much lighter, kind of took away from the awesomeness of it....
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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:43 pm

Oh right, It's very instersting. Smile 


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PostSubject: Blood Moon   Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:41 pm

There's going to be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow morning, Oct. 8.  Weather permitting, it will be visible throughout North America.  The moon will appear reddish during totality.  Here in Michigan, totality will begin at 6:25 AM and end at 7:22.  Most of our state is in the eastern time zone, so your zone may vary.  Smile  

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PostSubject: Re: Check the Moon!   Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:21 pm

I heard about this, I hope I'm able to see it! It's supposed to rain here tonight though so I'm not sure how cloudy it will be. My dad got a telescope earlier this year, maybe I will take that out to look at the moon if the weather is clear.
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