'Supermoon' Alert: Biggest Full Moon of 2012 Occurs This Week

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Skywatchers take note: The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend.


    The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest.


    The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.


    http://news.yahoo.com/supermoon-alert-biggest-full-moon-2012-occurs-week-180214325.html
     
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  3. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    Supermoon, supercool! :D
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Perigee full moon = eye candy.

    Hope it's not cloudy here - and where you all are too.
     
  5. redkatrampant

    redkatrampant New Member

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    This is gonna make for an interesting weekend.
     
  6. DarkChii

    DarkChii Member

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    I just looked and were going to have some lovely weather on Saturday. I think my husband will have to go for a walk on the beach with me.
     
  7. Gracelin

    Gracelin New Member

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    The last super moon was at it's biggest size while rising..
     
  8. Herding Cats

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    I hope that it's going to be clear at my place...what a gorgeous sight these moons are. I would love to sit out on the back porch and watch it rise...just me and my pups.

    OTOH, it's going to be a nasty weekend for ERs...full moons always are, and weekends (partying) and nice weather (being outside) will make for some intense times. I'm just hoping that no natural disaster (eq, volcano) responds to perigee...

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
  9. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Bumping as a reminder for tomorrow:

     
  10. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    So much excitement in the air today! Cinco de Mayo :party: Kentucky Derby :bananalama: Monster Moon :woohoo:

    Have a good one!
     
  11. wfgodot

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    Bump! reminder. Moon rises in Tulsa at 8:08 p.m. and I'm using that fact as a sort of mantra, chanting it to myself so I don't forget to go outside and see the perigee.

    Hope your skies are cloud free!
     
  12. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Off to look now... I may be some time
     
  13. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    No supermoon visible in south west England :(
     
  14. LadyL

    LadyL Active Member

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    I hope I don't forget tonight.
     
  15. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    Hard to forget here - it will be shining into our upstairs bedroom I am sure!

    :D
     
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    And that supermoon's just rising here, finally visible over the top of some apartments down the way - huge, circular (of course), and, in color, a sharp cheddar yellow. Well worth looking at!
     
  18. Reader

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    Just took a look, gorgeous!
     
  19. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    It's transformed itself here from that deep mellow yellow to a porcelain white as it rises.
     
  20. txsvicki

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    It's still pretty, but at 9:45 cst, I guess it was too long since it rose because it doesn't look that much bigger. It does seem bright though.
     
  21. Kitty Kat

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    Cloudy here, no moon in sight. :(
     

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