xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 13 05:57 PM
Nov 14th, 2016: Supermoon
You've probably heard about this, but just a reminder to peek at the moon tonight.
glatt Sunday Nov 13 06:01 PM
just now, from my front porch.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 13 07:04 PM
Just cleared the trees on the hill across the street, but looks more like a Clark Kent Moon than a Supermoon.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 13 09:59 PM
Now it's up it doesn't look a lot bigger but definitely brighter.
glatt Sunday Nov 13 10:21 PM
It always looks tiny in the middle of the sky.
glatt Sunday Nov 13 10:26 PM
I just went out to look at it again and from our steps, it's brighter than the street light at the end of our drive way
monster Sunday Nov 13 11:03 PM
I didn't know it was a supermoon, but I saw it while shopping this evening....
monster Sunday Nov 13 11:04 PM
....I'm sorry, I know this isn't the politics place, but that's just what I thought. It was so beautiful it soothed me. A little.
infinite monkey Sunday Nov 13 11:54 PM
That was a nice sentiment, monster. Hugzz.
lumberjim Monday Nov 14 12:25 AM
I don't grok the way the moon moves. It's to be its fullest at 8:52 am EST on the 14th. That's 8.5 hours away ish. But it's biggest when it's near the horizon. Which direction will it be rising and setting from my perspective, and at what times? I'd like to try to get a photo like glatt's.
lumberjim Monday Nov 14 12:26 AM
... Glatt, can you post or email me the raw uncropped picture?
captainhook455 Monday Nov 14 07:21 AM
Unfortunately it rained all day and night. Fortunately the werewolves weren't able to roam.
glatt Monday Nov 14 08:14 AM
Snakeadelic Monday Nov 14 08:26 AM
APoD is one of the blogs I read daily . Tonight's moon is the largest since 1948, according to this morning's post (awesome shot of the space station transiting last month's full moon).
Snakeadelic Monday Nov 14 08:33 AM
And that is why I read APoD .
I think it was this site that linked me to that in the first place, and I was so entranced I read THEIR ENTIRE ARCHIVE, back to when pixel-by-pixel handcrafted GIF files were a big deal. Took me like a week. The other site I'm pretty sure I found the same way is Earth Science Image of the Day, which is where I learned everything I know about atmosphere/light interactions, refractions, reflections, etc.
Like it or not, y'all reprobates have improved my life and my twitchy little brain.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Nov 14 08:35 AM
lumberjim Monday Nov 14 09:10 AM
I understand light refraction.
Gravdigr Monday Nov 14 03:51 PM
lumberjim Monday Nov 14 04:34 PM
Diaphone Jim Tuesday Nov 15 12:43 PM
lumberjim Tuesday Nov 15 01:17 PM
friggin cloudy and rained here of course. jerk ass weather.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 15 02:32 PM
glatt Tuesday Nov 15 03:10 PM
Besides, you are wrong.
Look at this Lunar Perigee and Apogee table.
Just by way of example, in July, the closest the moon got to the Earth was 369,658 km. This month, it got as close as 356,511 km. That a difference of 13,147 km or greater than the diameter of the earth.
And that's just the closest it gets. When you look at the farthest it gets, then the difference is more dramatic. The IOTD picture above points out that there was a full moon in 2012 that coincided with apogee, and the moon was 406,364 km away from the earth during that full moon. That's a difference of 49,853 km or about 4 earth diameters farther away when compared to this month's full moon.
All that is hard to comprehend. But the picture at the top of the thread is instantly understandable.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 15 04:17 PM
We have another biggie coming up in December, although not quite this big.
Gravdigr Tuesday Nov 15 04:58 PM
No apologies. It had to be done.
Jane76 Wednesday Nov 16 05:18 AM
I was quite disappointed by this, I watched it but couldn't see the difference :/
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Nov 16 09:47 AM
Evidently you have to see it close to the horizon to appreciate the difference, Jane. I couldn't see it until it was quite high, but it stuck me as considerably brighter.
Diaphone Jim Wednesday Nov 16 01:10 PM
glatt Wednesday Nov 16 01:54 PM
Well, I'm glad you brought it up because I'd heard of lots of disappointment a couple years ago when the internet was saying the moon was going to be like 10 times larger or some crazy thing like that and people were annoyed when it looked exactly the same.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Nov 18 11:02 PM
The big moon in Philly...
lumberjim Friday Nov 18 11:57 PM
It was cloudy on the 14th. When was that taken?
infinite monkey Saturday Nov 19 05:42 AM
Who's a supermooch?
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Nov 19 10:10 AM