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Super Moon

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Tonight there is a super moon, The moon will appear about 10% bigger than normal, If you can see it through the clouds.
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
will have a look, why will it be 10% bigger?
#2
^really excited
#3
it wont be 10% bigger, it will just look about 10% bigger due to it being closer to the earth.
1 Like #4
It looks very bright, I could see the clouds too even though it's dark.
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LoveHearts
It looks very bright, I could see the clouds too even though it's dark.


Yeah it is bright, we have no clouds here tonight.
1 Like #6
Digital News Report – Tonight there is a brighter and larger full moon on display in what is called a Supermoon. It is going to be larger because it is closer to the Earth than it usually is, and this hasn’t been this close since 1992. So moon gazers might get a better view of the moon with improved contrast because it is brighter and slightly larger.

The Full Moon does create higher tides because of gravitational pull, but many unfounded conspiracy theories suggest that the Supermoon could cause major earthquakes, tsunamis, or even floods. These theories come from astrologers. Some are linking the Japan earthquake and tsunami catastrophe being caused by the March 2011 Supermoon. However, many scientists suggest that the Supermoon isn’t all that exciting, and has happened quite often. Supermoons happen all the time.

When the Moon orbits closer to Earth it is called an perigee and when its orbit is the farthest from Earth it is called the Apogee. The Moon will continue to approach closer and farther depending on where it is on the orbit around Earth. The term Supermoon was invented to describe the location of the orbit in proximity to Earth which gives a slightly larger and brighter than normal appearance the moon.

So if you want to get a better look at the Moon, this full moon will be a great viewing for amateur astronomers.
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It was a little difficult to combine a camera and a telescope and I'm not the best photographer but here:

http://i54.tinypic.com/6jkkli.png
banned#8
We saw it as soon as we got on the motorway home from blackpool.

Looking good.
#9
better then i can get at the mo , there appears to be a very slight mist which is making my photos of the moon show as a ball of light!
banned#10
yeah I can't get anything good at the moment either :(
Saw a couple of excellent photos on another forum taken last night - trying to get as good as them!
1 Like #11
we watched it come over the mountain, bright orange, at first we thought it was a fire again on the mountain, then up came the moon, never seen the moon rise so fast amazing
banned 3 Likes #12
Deleted the photo as only wanted it up for a couple of hours as it wasn't mine to share, sorry

from another forum, thats what I'm trying for!

Edited By: colinsunderland on Mar 20, 2011 01:11: x
#13
Looks amazing ....reminds me though of Niven's Inconstant Moon, bit of a worry there...
#14
colinsunderland


from another forum, thats what I'm trying for!


cracking photo !
#15
looks the same as yesterday tbh
maybe im not looking hard enough lol
#17
when you are on earth,you like moon.when you are on moon,you like earth.every thing from far looks pretty.
banned#18
addjon
when you are on earth,you like moon.when you are on moon,you like earth.every thing from far looks pretty.


when you are on drugs.......

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