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Message 1540071 - Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 23:27:54 UTC

Hope this has not been posted.

The summer of 2014 will be bathed in moonlight as three perigee "super moons" occur in consecutive months: July, August, September.

The first "super moon" of the summer occurs on Saturday, July 12. Watch NASA's latest ScienceCast, "A Summer of Super Moons," to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1KKpeW231Y
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Message 1540099 - Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 0:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 1540071.

Just checked the Weatherzone and it's a full moon to night so should look great coming up over the ocean from my veranda thanks Lyn
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Message 1540104 - Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 0:35:53 UTC - in response to Message 1540099.

Just checked the Weatherzone and it's a full moon to night so should look great coming up over the ocean from my veranda thanks Lyn


Welcome Glenn :)

I have to wait until tomorrow night, weather permitting.
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Message 1540358 - Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 14:57:16 UTC
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Well, those of us that tend to get embroiled in these phenomenons could have an interesting weekend :-)

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Message 1540607 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 0:39:20 UTC

Well it was every bright and s little bigger I missed it coming up as that would have been the time to see it on the horizon it looks even bigger at that time .

Lyn do you know when the 3 so called Blood Red moons occur that I have herd is going to happen 3 of them in a row witch is spose to be very rear.

It's spose to happen over the next 9 months the born again nutters are going on about it and the so called end of times blah , blah , blah
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Message 1540614 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 0:54:09 UTC

Dates for the other blood moons (US dates) Glenn. ;-)

2014:
Total lunar eclipse: October 7-8

2015:
Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28

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Message 1540618 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 1:08:31 UTC - in response to Message 1540614.

thanks Wiggo i'll keep my eyes open for them last time it was more orange than red back in 1999 the last time I remember seeing it
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Message 1540620 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 1:12:04 UTC

I couldn't see the last 1 back in April due to the cloud cover, but there always seems to be cloud cover when these things happen here.

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Message 1540625 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 1:23:37 UTC - in response to Message 1540620.

Thanks Wiggo, for all the updates :)


No moon for me tonight. Rain and Clouds.
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Message 1540626 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 1:25:11 UTC - in response to Message 1540620.

The abvantages of living on the south coast warm sunny you need to move mate somewhere warm and sunny . The GONG is great you'll love it the beaches . bird watching in summer is wonder full here . Can't wait to start walking the local dogs on the beach ..


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Message 1540628 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 1:29:43 UTC - in response to Message 1540625.

You never know Lyn mite just clear up long enough to get a gander at it
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Message 1540633 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 1:44:43 UTC - in response to Message 1540628.

You never know Lyn mite just clear up long enough to get a gander at it


We shall see? Must be nice to live in Australia :)
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Message 1540946 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 15:59:39 UTC

It did seem to loom a little larger here in Kentucky. I've read somewhere that we're slowly losing our moon, and that it used to be much closer. I wonder what a full moon looked like to the dinosaurs?
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Message 1541039 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 17:02:21 UTC

I like the 1st photo...

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Message 1541062 - Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 17:34:47 UTC - in response to Message 1541039.

I like the 1st photo...

Supermoon

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Message 1541219 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 0:12:19 UTC - in response to Message 1540946.

Gordon the moon is moving away from use at about 1 inch a year at the time of the Dino's it took up 1/3rd of the night sky I believe it was huge
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Message 1541237 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 0:46:43 UTC - in response to Message 1541219.

Gordon the moon is moving away from use at about 1 inch a year at the time of the Dino's it took up 1/3rd of the night sky I believe it was huge


And their days were a bit shorter too I think... or were they longer? Hmm... an example of posting with only half a fact I think... I am going to choose longer... for now :)

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Message 1541246 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 1:02:55 UTC

I thought the moon looked brighter than usual. A bit bigger too when it was coming up between trees. Now I know why.
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Message 1541484 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 11:17:05 UTC - in response to Message 1541237.
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Gordon the moon is moving away from use at about 1 inch a year at the time of the Dino's it took up 1/3rd of the night sky I believe it was huge


And their days were a bit shorter too I think... or were they longer? Hmm... an example of posting with only half a fact I think... I am going to choose longer... for now :)

The moon's gravity drags on the tides and the earth rotates faster (24 and a bit hours) than the moon traverses it's orbit (about 28 days).

Hence, the earth rotation is dragging the moon to go faster by the gravitational tidal leash.

In our universe as far as we know so far, energy is conserved... So...

As the earth drags the moon around more quickly, the moon is equally dragging on our earth to slow down the rotation. And with the moon gaining energy from the earth for its orbit, the moon climbs up a little further up the gravitational well from the earth.


In short: Earth slows down making the days longer. Moon gains orbital energy to move further away (and so counter-intuitively orbit 'yet more slowly'...).


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Message 1541503 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 12:07:58 UTC

Didn't see anything, it was fully clouded on Saturday night:(
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