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Old 05-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #11
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Actually it is pretty big, as big as I recall seeing.

When I posted earlier it was before moonrise, local time, local locale. I think the moon rises more or less about the same local time +/- 30 minutes or so anywhere on any given night because the moon moves lots slower than the sun (1 rev/month instead of 1 rev/day).

Anyway it's big. I'm glad I'm not lycanthropic
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:21 AM   #12
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The moon had to come over our 2,000 ft. mountain. The base of the mountain is about a mile from here, so it didn't look that much different with it so high in the sky.

I saw the last one in 1993 from the beach at dusk and it was a spectacular unworldly orange globe.
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I think it's only picture SMS I get charged for.

The Moon sure looked a lot larger when I was looking at it.



This sign was in the park where we stopped to look at the Moon. I am now calling that park, "Party Pooper Park".

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:47 AM   #14
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The size of the moon is an optical illusion, that is what we see. Your camera, not having a brain, cannot see the illusion through it's lens.
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The size of the moon is an optical illusion, that is what we see. Your camera, not having a brain, cannot see the illusion through it's lens.
Yeah, I know that.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #16
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I went out and looked, and ... well, didn't seem a big deal.

D'ya know what I haven't seen in eons? A real harvest moon. We live in farm country, but do not remember seeing one since I was in North Dakota in my twenties. I think maybe modern, more ecologically viable farming methods don't put the chaff in the air the way that it was when I was younger? But that enormous gold/orange moon was something to behold.
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If you turn your head upside down or look at the moon through a mirror when it is large like that, it shrinks to normal size. I took an elective astronomy class in university and one of the assignments was to look at such a moon while upside down.
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