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Message 1383821 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 4:28:49 UTC

Hi
Any idea of when the moon will rise here on the west coast of bc.
The sky is just starting clear .

Thank's Dave
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Message 1383834 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 5:53:59 UTC - in response to Message 1383821.

Hi
Any idea of when the moon will rise here on the west coast of bc.
The sky is just starting clear .

Thank's Dave


Hope this helps?


Jun 22, 2013 -
8:36 PM 4:31 AM
- 12:02 AM 19.7° 222,681 97.8%
Jun 23, 2013 -
9:30 PM 5:38 AM
- 1:06 AM 19.9° 221,864 99.9% Full Moon at 4:33 AM Super Full Moon

I saw the moon tonight. awesome sight to see.

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Message 1383962 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 17:01:01 UTC - in response to Message 1383821.
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Moon rise Victoria BC, 6/23/2013, 9:34 PM local time.
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Message 1384069 - Posted: 24 Jun 2013, 2:54:38 UTC

It took a while but I finally figured out why this is considered a super full moon. At least I think it has to do with the full moon falling on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year for the northern hemisphere.
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Message 1384077 - Posted: 24 Jun 2013, 3:43:36 UTC - in response to Message 1384069.

My understanding is that the super moon appears larger is because it it the closest it gets in it's orbit, commonly called the perigee. The solstice has nothing to do with it.
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Message 1384085 - Posted: 24 Jun 2013, 5:41:51 UTC

My bad. After I did some additional reading I discovere what you wrote is true. It was just a coincidence that the full moon came within a couple of days of the summer solstice. I watched the full moon for a while tonight and even though the skys are mostly clear here tonight there is a lot of water vapor in the atmosphere making the moon appear to have several large rings around it. Very pretty.
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Message 1412584 - Posted: 7 Sep 2013, 12:33:19 UTC
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Hi Dave (OP) and musicplayer (for bringing it to my attention.)

Here is a link to moon rise times for BC:

Moonrise in Vancouver.

You'll have to add or subtract a few minutes depending on your specific location. Also this is the west coast and these times are based on the horizon. Add a little extra time for the moon to get above the mountains.
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