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The Rover

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19 hours ago, The Rover said:

Beautiful Full Harvest Moonrise this evening in Dallas! 🌚

And Mars was in the sky, too.

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5 hours ago, Strider said:

And Mars was in the sky, too.

Yep, been up there in the Southern sky for awhile now...

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Nice Winter Solstice Moon rise this evening.

My phone has no zoom, so the picture I took didn't match the detail I saw.

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3 hours ago, The Rover said:

Nice Winter Solstice Moon rise this evening.

My phone has no zoom, so the picture I took didn't match the detail I saw.

Yeah, was trying to get a good look at it, but it's too cloudy.

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3 hours ago, BledZabbath said:

Does the moon really cause lunacy?

That's what the police believe. Crime stats probably show it too.

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17 hours ago, redrum said:

That's what the police believe. Crime stats probably show it too.

Lunacy does come from the Latin word Luna or something like that, which means moon.

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On 12/24/2018 at 10:28 AM, BledZabbath said:

Lunacy does come from the Latin word Luna or something like that, which means moon.

A Mexican guy I worked with used to call me 'Lunatico.' 😄

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On 12/21/2018 at 10:52 PM, luvlz2 said:

Yeah, was trying to get a good look at it, but it's too cloudy.

 

On 12/21/2018 at 7:16 PM, The Rover said:

Nice Winter Solstice Moon rise this evening.

My phone has no zoom, so the picture I took didn't match the detail I saw.

Yeah sky was clear the next day and I seen it, really nice.

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Not moon related, but still interesting.

Wrap you head around this one...

How Earth Moves...
 

 

 

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we didn't get the eclipse, but the moon when it was low was HUGE and very bright last night. Stunning with the array of light clouds passing over.

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Here's a photo of the eclipse over Dallas that someone posted. I guess it's legit...

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Sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get to see a cosmic triple play on March 20, 2019 as a “super worm moon” lights up the vernal equinox. According to astronomy website EarthSky.org, a full moon has not landed this close to the first day of spring since the year 2000, and the two celestial events won’t happen less than a day apart again until 2030.

Because the moon’s orbit is egg-shaped, there are times when it is at what astronomers call perigee, or its shortest distance from Earth, and times when it is at apogee, or its farthest distance from Earth. And because the size of the moon's orbit varies slightly with each lunar cycle, perigee is not always the same distance from month to month.

At 3:45 p.m. ET (19:45 UT) on March 19, 2019 the moon will be a mere 223,309 miles away from our planet, making for an especially close perigee.

Then, at 9:43 p.m. ET on March 20, 2019 (1:43 UT on March 21), the moon will officially reach its full phase. As a result of these combined events, the full lunar disk will appear 14 percent larger and 12 percent brighter than usual—a spectacle widely known as a supermoon.

The equinox supermoon will be the final one for 2019, which already saw supermoons fall on January 21 and February 19. But the year may have saved the best for last, given the coincidental timing with the March equinox at 5:58 p.m. ET (21:58 UT) on March 20—less than four hours before the supermoon arrives.
 

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