# For all you lunatics:

Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am
Let's hope it is not cloudy that night:

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..

Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm
Time to get back to important stuff!
Looks like we got a shot at clear skies 5 days from now.

Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm
So here we go....

The last time we had one like this was the year the Cleveland Indians won the World Series!

The November full moon - also known as a Beaver Moon - is at its closest position to
Earth since Jan. 26, 1948, about 30,000 miles nearer than it typically is. That proximity
will make the moon seem 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal.

Pure Full Moment: 8:52 a.m.

Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm
Some sites say the Moon will appear to be 14% bigger, and a few say 16%.

And some refer to "brightness" as 20-30% more than usual. Not sure about that so much.

Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

### Tonight and tomorrow morning

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens

Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm
At special Moon Times like this, I get fascinated by the optical illlusion thing.

The Moon Illusion is an optical illusion which causes the Moon to appear larger near the horizon
than it does higher up in the sky. It has been known since ancient times and recorded by various
cultures. The explanation of this illusion is still debated.

Why the Moon seems huge at horizon, and sort of pedestrian later that night!

In 1813, Schopenhauer wrote about this, that the moon illusion is "purely intellectual or cerebral and not optical or sensuous." (wiki)

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Damon, your assignment is to put this into regular Gloucester Street English:

From the triangle, X = R cos(α)
The line length ratio is: AB/CD = R / X
So, AB/CD = 1 / cos(α)
Therefore: S = Socos(α)

Joined: January 17th, 2008, 6:36 pm
It is BIG tonight.
Enjoy Every Sandwich
Warren Zevon

Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm
I saw this moon the whole way back from western Mass to Gloucester this evening.  It would switch from front to left to right depending on the bends in the road.  I'll never forget it...so big and beautiful.

Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm
A blinding moonset right now!

Maybe not blinding. But very big and bright.

Joined: January 23rd, 2007, 10:37 pm
Beautiful off of Back Beach in Rockport the whole night. (And it was warm out!)
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm
It looks like we have a great moon-set coming up this morning.

Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm