For all you lunatics:

For all you lunatics:

William Taylor.e
Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

03 Nov 2016, 13:28 #1

Let's hope it is not cloudy that night:


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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

09 Nov 2016, 14:04 #2

Time to get back to important stuff!
Looks like we got a shot at clear skies 5 days from now.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

13 Nov 2016, 18:55 #3

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.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

13 Nov 2016, 18:59 #4

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.

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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

13 Nov 2016, 21:02 #5

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

13 Nov 2016, 21:22 #6

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)
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Fishtown Boy
Joined: 17 Jan 2008, 23:36

13 Nov 2016, 23:25 #7

It is BIG tonight.
Enjoy Every Sandwich
Warren Zevon
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

14 Nov 2016, 01:13 #8

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.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

14 Nov 2016, 11:08 #9

A blinding moonset right now!

Maybe not blinding. But very big and bright.
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WickedEarlyRiser
Joined: 24 Jan 2007, 03:37

14 Nov 2016, 15:09 #10

Beautiful off of Back Beach in Rockport the whole night. (And it was warm out!)
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

06 Oct 2017, 10:26 #11

It looks like we have a great moon-set coming up this morning.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

07 Oct 2017, 12:43 #12

Moonset.jpg Pavilion Beach.jpg
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