Great full moon tonight!

13 years 1 month ago #30400 by dave_lillis
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Hi,
If you have a good southern horison, go out and have a look at the full moon rising in the south east, it has that "big" effect and has a deep orange colour to it. :)

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13 years 1 month ago #30401 by Keith g
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I just noticed it about 20 minutes ago Dave, I personally have never seen it so low, only about 4 degrees up at best, a lovely sight.

This is where the moon is at the point of it's lowest altitude on the ecliptic in Sagittarius at about -23 degrees, but also coincinding with it tonight is a 'wobble' in the moons orbit allowing it to venture above or below the ecliptic by some 5 degrees at most, seems tonight it's a low-low.

Cool sight!
Keith..

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13 years 1 month ago #30402 by Frank Ryan
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Wow! I could make out some amazing detail in my 10x50's

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13 years 1 month ago #30406 by Seanie_Morris
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It was a great view last night. Especially since it is at one of its lowest points in its orbit. Makes a dramatic sight alright!

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13 years 1 month ago #30408 by johnflannery
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Yes, a very nice Moon . . . lots of detail visible even to the unaided eye.

Wait 'til you see this year's Harvest Moon though! Technically, the Full Moon of October 7th is the Harvest Moon as the Autumnal Equinox is September 23rd.

However, both the Full Moon of September 7th and October 7th coincide with the closest Full Moons of 2006 (that of Sept. 7th is slightly closer).

Coupled with the fact that the Moon's path closely mirrors that of the ecliptic this year + 5 degrees, then the Harvest Moon effect will be especially pronouced . . . in other words, it'll look huge!!!

John

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13 years 1 month ago #30467 by Seanie_Morris
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Looked spectacular against the horizon again last night... I hope some of you are taking pictures for this months Astrophotography Competition!

:D

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13 years 1 month ago #30500 by dave_lillis
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I sure did, its low altitude gives it that lovely warm glow.

Its really surprising to think the size effect is pure illusion, anyone out there planning to make measurements to see if its real or not ??
If I can manage to stay up tonight, I'll give it a go.

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but what a way to go. :)
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13 years 1 month ago #30543 by Seanie_Morris
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Use the euro coin trick tonight then Dave! Extended at arms length, the Moon and a 1 euro coin are almost exact. Available for a limited time at the eurosaver menu at MacDonalds....

sorry, couldn't resist! I'm lovin' it!

:lol:

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