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Supermoon and the moon illusion
11-13-2016, 03:30 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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One side of the Moon's orbit, called "perigee," is 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other side, "apogee." This Monday's "supermoon" becomes full about 2 hours away from perigee, a coincidence that makes it as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons we have seen in the past.

http://www.spaceweather.com/


Why nobody can explain the 'moon illusion'

A huge-looking moon at the horizon isn't actually bigger, closer or even distorted by the atmosphere. It's just a lunar illusion that has defied explanation for millennia.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/b...n-illusion

11-13-2016, 03:46 PM #2
White Ribbon call me
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It's going to be big..

orgazmo3.gif Maybe everyone will ascend?

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11-13-2016, 06:16 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That illusion is troubling.
I've yet to see an explanation for the phenomenon where I can say, oh certainly, that's it.

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11-13-2016, 06:34 PM #4
bohica Member
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(11-13-2016, 06:16 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  That illusion is troubling.
I've yet to see an explanation for the phenomenon where I can say, oh certainly, that's it.

I've been at sea and the sunset appeared as two Suns.
Never questioned it, just thought it my lieing eyes.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
11-13-2016, 08:12 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Back in 1959 my mom and grandma and I guess some other people saw 12 moons in the sky. They made phone calls and stuff to try to find out what it was. It was an "optical illusion"

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11-13-2016, 10:26 PM #6
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(11-13-2016, 08:12 PM)Octo Wrote:  Back in 1959 my mom and grandma and I guess some other people saw 12 moons in the sky. They made phone calls and stuff to try to find out what it was. It was an "optical illusion"

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12 moons? lol.gif
11-13-2016, 10:49 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes, 12 moons. Two rows with 6 moons in each

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eta: we're talking full moons
11-13-2016, 11:54 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Were they known to star gaze

İmage

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
11-14-2016, 01:02 AM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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rofl.gif Seems like it.

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11-14-2016, 01:10 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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They're the most sober people I know. If mom says it happened, it happened.

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11-14-2016, 02:32 AM #11
Totie Member
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That's not anything I've ever heard before kiddo. I'm drawing a blank.
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11-14-2016, 07:10 AM #12
Al Dente Incognito Anonymous
 
(11-13-2016, 10:49 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes, 12 moons. Two rows with 6 moons in each

:yup:

eta: we're talking full moons

Once in 1967 I saw 2 suns in the sky above New Zealand
It was just after a solar eclipse and everyone was in awe because we thought thT the sun had split during the eclipse
11-15-2016, 03:07 AM #13
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(11-14-2016, 01:10 AM)Octo Wrote:  They're the most sober people I know. If mom says it happened, it happened.

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That's a kewl eye witnesses family story
(yer mom..grandma)

' Welcome to My Nightmare '
11-15-2016, 10:46 AM #14
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İmage

' Welcome to My Nightmare '
11-15-2016, 10:07 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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It's been cloudy here since Saturday bored.gif



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