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Anna Nas
Posted - 2011.03.19 01:14:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Anna Nas on 19/03/2011 01:36:10
"If the moon looks a little bit bigger and brighter this weekend, there's a reason for that. It is.

Saturday's full moon will be a super "perigee moon" -- the biggest in almost 20 years. This celestial event is far rarer than the famed blue moon, which happens once about every two-and-a-half years."

Source: CNN

Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2011.03.19 01:23:00 - [2]
 

So that's why I haven't been able to sleep properly for a week ugh

(Whenever that happens it seems to be the full moon thingy again. I suppose I should paint my bedroom walls in a dark color to stop some light from bouncing around.)

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.03.19 01:25:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 19/03/2011 01:25:43
Originally by: thread title
Have a look at Sol VI - Moon 1

You want me to look at Pan ?!?
Laughing

Edit: you know, "the innermost moon of Saturn"...

Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2011.03.19 01:30:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 19/03/2011 01:25:43
Originally by: thread title
Have a look at Sol VI - Moon 1

You want me to look at Pan ?!?
Laughing

Edit: you know, "the innermost moon of Saturn"...


Lol, yes... Mercury, Venus, Earth... so it should be the 3rd planet, unless my memory fails again.

Anna Nas
Posted - 2011.03.19 01:34:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Anna Nas on 19/03/2011 01:36:48
DOH! (fixed it) It's kinda late...

Alain Kinsella
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.03.20 07:44:00 - [6]
 

Meh, its not looking any larger tonight.

On the flip side, it did make an impressive appearance at dusk, coming out of the horizon. I've seen it before at that time, the size difference was much more noticeable then.


Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2011.03.20 21:54:00 - [7]
 

Interesting, I had no clue about this until right now. However, last night I had a dream about the moon being GIGANTIC on the horizon. Of course, this was because I was recognizing the horizon effect in my dream. But hey, a man can dream that he has psychic super powers, right?

Shaalira D'arc
Posted - 2011.03.20 22:47:00 - [8]
 

Obviously, the sky is falling. We must respond with the appropriate degree of panic.

Yuda Mann
Posted - 2011.03.21 14:09:00 - [9]
 

Unless you have a picture of the moon from 18 years ago to compare against, you won't be able to tell the moon is any bigger. It's hilarious how many people lack a basic education and think that somehow magically the moon jumped a few thousand miles closer for just one day.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.21 14:53:00 - [10]
 

My wife and I tried to go see the moon on Sunday, but as usual, cloudy as hell in Chicago :(

Anna Nas
Posted - 2011.03.21 23:50:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Yuda Mann
Unless you have a picture of the moon from 18 years ago to compare against, you won't be able to tell the moon is any bigger. It's hilarious how many people lack a basic education and think that somehow magically the moon jumped a few thousand miles closer for just one day.


Of course it didn't. But the combination of near perfect moon perigee and full moon is quite rare.

Somehow I doubt that the boffins at NASA lack a basic education...

I actually heard some people remark today how bright they thought the moon was over the weekend, so even though they did not look for it, they still noticed the exceptionally bright moonlight...


 

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