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'Big' Moon

Postby abwal » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:03 pm

Took this on Saturday night.

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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby hoddo » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:18 am

The supermoon. Occurs when the moon is closest to us on its elliptical orbit (about 10% closer according to Dr Karl). Shame the cloud cover obscured our view. Great shot abwal must have looked amazing.
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby abwal » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:10 am

Thank, Hoddo. I missed seeing it rising - which would have been the best time. By the time I remembered it, it was fully up. Sunday was a dead loss as the cloud cover hid it.
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby Sam » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Great photo!
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby hoddo » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:42 pm

opps that should say moon is closest to us .. but you all knew that
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby abwal » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:59 am

It does now. :D ( I had not even noticed. :oops: )
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby Cosmic » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:07 pm

This happens when the moon is at perigee - because its orbit is an ellipse ( oval), there are two points at which it is closest and most distant. Peri - (near) gee ( earth) and apogee - Apo ( distant) gee - earth. It happens every month but because of wobbles ( perturbation) in the orbit some months are closer than others. If perigee coincides with the full moon we get the big moons.
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby ColinM » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:32 am

GREAT photo abwal! We have a local camera club and the lunatics have gone crazy with moon pics. :mrgreen:
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby abwal » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Now that's a bit back-handed, Colin. :roll: But I know what you mean and thanks. :D
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Re: 'Big' Moon

Postby ColinM » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:59 am

Sorry Abwal, wasn't calling you a Lunatic :D (Y)
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