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Old 09-26-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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Supermoon Total Elipse

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Old 09-26-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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Eclipse, even...
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:20 PM   #4
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great elipse, just needs

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Old 09-28-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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I didn't go out and look at it...slept through it actually. But some folks here in the area got some pretty good images of it. Impressive...nature and science rock!
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:42 PM   #6
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cloudy. I read in the paper that the clouds parted for about one minute half an hour after I went to bed. Oh well.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:49 PM   #7
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My friends back home in St. Louis didn't get to see much if any of it, but the skies parted over here early enough to make it an event.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:50 PM   #8
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Monster may be onto something here...perhaps a new exercise device...the Supermoon Total Elliptical...
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:26 PM   #9
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PDX had a great show --- clear skies throughout the area.

But, we do have hills and mountains off to the East, so "moon rise"
here almost coincided with the time of maximum eclipse.

From my front porch, I had to wait for it to rise above some trees,
and so started watching for it fairly early on.
I thought I saw it coming up, but it seemed to take a long time,
so I went back inside to watch TV for a while.
When I went back outside, the moon and the eclipse were well along their way.

But the "moon rise" I saw thru the trees was still there ???
...sodium-vapor lights on the I-5 freeway

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Old 09-28-2015, 06:58 PM   #10
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We saw it!
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:23 PM   #11
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It was like living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.

But I got better.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:22 PM   #12
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Depends on where you live.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:47 AM   #13
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Middle one is not completely accurate; the moon doesn't change its size as it moves through the sky.

Artistic license.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:53 AM   #14
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The phrase "Supermoon" should be taken out behind the shed and shot. And pictures like that middle one don't help.

So the moon appears very slightly larger. Big deal. Most people won't be able to tell the difference because there is nothing to compare it to.

Even this picture of an "average" moon compared to a "supermoon" doesn't help because in the real world, you won't be able to compare them to each other.
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Oh, and according to wikipedia, the phrase "supermoon" came from the hippy astrologers from the 70s. It's not based in science. These are the same people who espoused pyramid power and the Bermuda Triangle.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:23 AM   #15
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Oh pshaw, don't be all Bill Nye nit picky, Mr Wizard!
The blogosphere is just the peasants talking among themselves, not MIT online science courses.
If appearing 13% larger doesn't qualify as "super", what would?
It certainly would if it was a sandwich, or boobs/pee-pee.
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