Watch out for the Super Harvest Moon TONIGHT

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Sept. 22, 2010: For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons.

    The action begins at sunset on Sept 22nd, the last day of northern summer. As the sun sinks in the west, bringing the season to a close, the full Harvest Moon will rise in the east, heralding the start of fall. The two sources of light will mix together to create a kind of 360-degree, summer-autumn twilight glow that is only seen on rare occasions.

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/22sep_harvestmoon/
     
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  3. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    Shoot! It's all cloudy here.
     
  4. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    The moon should be a spectacular site!
    I am praying the moonbeams show the way home for many missing people!
    Ha, the looney's will go wild under thi one! JMOO
     
  5. imawitch

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    tonight I shall be dancing barefoot under the moon light!

    Hope every body enjoys the moon light!
     
  6. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    cloudy here too :(
     
  7. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    Expect I will be naked and dancing with my open purse;)
     
  8. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    It's not true without pictures. :crazy:
     
  9. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    This is so exciting (super harvest moon), I hope to see it!!!
     
  10. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    http://www.jackstargazer.com/scripts0SG1037.html
    This is pretty interesting:


    Now the reason the full Moon always looks bigger when it's close to the horizon than when it's overhead is one of the grandest illusions of nature.
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    But an even more fun way to prove this illusion is to bend over at the waist and watch the rising Harvest Moon upside down between your legs. Because, bingo, it will instantly look smaller than when you look at it right side up. The reason for this is still being argued. But believe me it's one heck of an illusion. So don't miss next week's three nights of the Harvest Moon and as Jack always says, "Keep looking up!"
     
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    Oh CARP!!! I forgot about that one.BRB! I gotta go do over my shoulder,fill it up,fill it up,fill it up!!
     
  12. Dr.Fessel

    Dr.Fessel New Member

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    You will also have a great view of Jupiter with the moon.
     
  13. ScorpRising

    ScorpRising To thine ownself be true

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    Was pouring rain here at sunset :( All cleared up now :)

    Oh, yeah, and the naked dancing...
     
  14. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Well, I'm sure not doing that tonight, cuz I still feel like carp, but I'll have the boys test it out. I'm seeing the big moon and what looks like a bright star below it -- is that Jupiter?
     
  15. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    In West PA the HUGE moon tonight is absolutely gorgeous with a halo yellow hue effect all around it.
     
  16. JBean

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    yes that is Jupiter :)
     
  17. sassy_texasbelle2

    sassy_texasbelle2 Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit

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    you are so rotten....:D:D but cha know we lubs ya...
     
  18. ScorpRising

    ScorpRising To thine ownself be true

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    If you have a telescope, Jupiter and it's moons have been awesome this summer!
     
  19. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    Cloudy here but amazingly beautiful with the clouds floating across the moon...and I can see Jupiter below the moon on the right. Very cool indeed!
     
  20. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    The moon is so gorgeous right now!!!...the clouds cleared. Hubby mooned me earlier just in case. LOL
     
  21. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Just snapped a pic. It's not that good cuz I'm not a good photographer AND I don't have a great camera.

    It's a clear night here and I can see the Moon and Jupiter, but I can't see any other stars. Weird -- where'd they all go?
     

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