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Old 11-13-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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Nov 14th, 2016: Supermoon

You've probably heard about this, but just a reminder to peek at the moon tonight.
Well by morning it will be last night, I've had a report it looks spectacular on Cape Cod.



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Old 11-13-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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just now, from my front porch.

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Old 11-13-2016, 07:04 PM   #3
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Just cleared the trees on the hill across the street, but looks more like a Clark Kent Moon than a Supermoon.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:59 PM   #4
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Now it's up it doesn't look a lot bigger but definitely brighter.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:21 PM   #5
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It always looks tiny in the middle of the sky.

I tell you though, I find it hard to sleep during a full moon while camping. Too damn bright. This moon would be like trying to sleep under a streetlight.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:26 PM   #6
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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
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:03 PM   #7
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I didn't know it was a supermoon, but I saw it while shopping this evening....
1) it made me want to write a poem
2) I thought "well there's something that will remain constant and beautiful no matter what the orange idiot does, something he can't fuck up, we should all go out and look at the moon more to remind us that it's worth continuing to fight"

then I got worried in case he has a policy for fucking up the moon I just didn't hear about yet....
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:04 PM   #8
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....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.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:54 PM   #9
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That was a nice sentiment, monster. Hugzz.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:25 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:26 AM   #11
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... Glatt, can you post or email me the raw uncropped picture?
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:21 AM   #12
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Unfortunately it rained all day and night. Fortunately the werewolves weren't able to roam.

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Old 11-14-2016, 08:14 AM   #13
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... Glatt, can you post or email me the raw uncropped picture?
Sure. It's at home. I'll do it tonight if I remember.
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:26 AM   #14
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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).
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:33 AM   #15
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I don't grok the way the moon moves.
It only LOOKS huge at the horizon because when it's low in the sky we have buildings, trees, mountains, etc to compare visually. It's measurably the same perceptible size at full rise as it is coming up--roughly half a degree across, so it would take 360 full moons to appear as a complete band from horizon to horizon in a straight line.

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.
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