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Old June 23 2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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Anyone going to see or have seen this year's supermoon? If so, post pictures or links to pictures!
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Old June 23 2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Re: Supermoon?

'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'
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Old June 23 2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: Supermoon?

What Neil Degrasse Tyson twittered about the "SuperMoon"

“Full moon at “perigee” Saturday. 14% larger than when at “apogee”. No biggie. Same difference between an 8 and a 7-inch pizza”

“Images of huge Moons over trees & buildings used extreme zoom. Try with non-zooming camera — the Moon’s barely visible.

and Neil talking about a SuperMoon (and the Mars virus)

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Old June 23 2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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Re: Supermoon?

like a huge cantaloupe and almost dazzlingly bright! Alas, it was misty and partially cloudy so that I got only blurred pics

that's the only halfway decent pic I managed to make
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Old June 23 2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Re: Supermoon?

I saw a brighter moon last night but I didn't know the difference in size. Was this basically the moon is closer in view than it originally is and that's why it might look bigger?

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Old June 24 2013, 02:39 AM   #6
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It was so bright last night that I didn't turn one light in my place.
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Old June 24 2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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Re: Supermoon?

Our wild fires made for an orange moon.
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Old June 24 2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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Re: Supermoon?

Meh. Not anything special. They're not rare occurrences. They occur once about every 14 months. And the term "Supermoon" isn't even an astronomical term. It was coined by an astrologer to hype his superstitious nonsense. The correct term would be a 'perigee full moon' or 'perigee-syzygy'. You won't be able to see anything of significance.
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Old June 25 2013, 08:34 AM   #9
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It was definitely brighter than normal the other night, but otherwise nothing terribly special. There are other times of the year when the moon looks way bigger.
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