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Supermoon and the sky in Dallas
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Posted on 05/05/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck

Went down to White Rock Lake this evening to feed the turtles and watch the moon rise. Pretty impressive display by old Luna.


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: supermoon
Met a guy named Mike with an awesome Sigma lens on his camera. The sky near the horizon was good, but once she got up in the sky it was all high clouds.

Crappy viewing, but my dog was happy with the kids on the bridge by the boathouse patting her, so all is good in Garland.

1 posted on 05/05/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck
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To: West Texas Chuck

The moon rises in Dallas, as the sun sets on the Mavericks.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

I salute your mean attitude sir, and you are correct.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 9:13:10 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Hi, West Texas Chuck—I’d forgotten about the Supermoon, but I really did notice it tonight from the inside of the house. Thanks for the reminder! I’m going out to get a picture. :)

Take care—I lived in TX for six months when I was younger—you couldn’t find any nicer people :) Actually, in general I loved talking with people from the South. Very friendly and polite (I was raised in Chicago). :)


4 posted on 05/05/2012 9:15:02 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada

I’m going out in a few minutes to see if the clouds have backed off. This is supposedly a bigger one from an astronomical standpoint.

40% brighter? Ain’t sure about that yet. Turning off some lights.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 9:20:29 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Went down to White Rock Lake this evening to feed the turtles and watch the moon rise. Pretty impressive display by old Luna.

Went out to the pile of white rocks this evening to feed the lizards and watch the moon rise...

6 posted on 05/05/2012 9:20:38 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
We are getting some pretty darn lazy FReepers. How can you have a thread like this without a picture.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 9:22:57 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
And then there is this moon...

What other types of moons are there...?

8 posted on 05/05/2012 9:25:56 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Warren Moon

9 posted on 05/05/2012 9:27:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

You got me there guns, I wish I had the SIM card out of that dude’s camera on the bridge.

You don’t want to see the crappy photos my wife’s phone captured. They suck.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 9:28:04 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Song Myung Moon

11 posted on 05/05/2012 9:28:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator; West Texas Chuck

But the sun rises on the San Antonio Spurs.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 9:30:28 PM PDT by ngat
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I will be very happy with OKC or San Antonio winning....anybody but Miami or the Lakers.

And for one last time, FU Lamar Odam, and your fat ho wife.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 9:31:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

I thought that Revvie Moon’s baptismal name was in the past tense, ‘Sung’!


14 posted on 05/05/2012 9:32:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Blue Moon Odom.

15 posted on 05/05/2012 9:34:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Down further South, the haze from the Agricultural fires across the border kinda ruined the Supermoon. Now, it sounds like we may be getting some moisture (or maybe just thunder) coming off the Sierra Madres.

Final for the Spurs 103-90 over Utah..Spurs lead 3-0.
Go Spurs Go!


16 posted on 05/05/2012 9:41:32 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: sockmonkey

Spurs look like they are on a mission this year.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 9:45:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

18 posted on 05/05/2012 9:50:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dfwgator

I completely agree re: anybody but the Lakers or the Heat! And I share your sentiments about Mr. and Mrs. Kardasian.

I took my “Bitter about this” pill and have moved on.

There must be something wrong with my sky. I’m pretty east, so that maybe the problem. It’s a great looking moon, but I have seen better. I’ll look again before I go to bed (soon).

But, imho, the fall harvest moon is more spectacular.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 9:51:22 PM PDT by berdie
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-MT5zeY6CU


20 posted on 05/05/2012 10:00:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: West Texas Chuck

When I was a kid, the teenagers would “park” at White Rock Lake and as a “code word” they used to say they were going to White Rock Lake to watch the submarines surface. I was a dumb, little kid and I believed them. I always think of that when I hear someone mention White Rock Lake.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 10:04:31 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: Homers-odd-I-see
We used to go the Submarine Races up on Angeles Crest Highway in the Foothills above Glendale.

It gave the term “Up Periscope” a whole new meaning.

22 posted on 05/05/2012 10:10:49 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

23 posted on 05/05/2012 10:21:49 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: smokingfrog
Excellent.

Went out and viewed the moon through binoculars. The features were as vivid as I've ever seen.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 10:47:52 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: berdie

I’m in Florida and the moon is so spectacular tonight it actually startled me as it cleared the pine trees and lit up the area like a cop’s chopper spotlight on a Dunkin’ Donuts robbery perp.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 11:06:17 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
We had storms pass through during the late afternoon here in North Carolina, with some clouds lingering and thunderheads on the eastern horizon, so we really didn't get to see it rise, just glimpses between clouds after it was up. Very bright, larger in appearance than usual.

The impressive thing, though, was all the lightning bugs, it was like Christmas tree twinkle lights out across the fields and in the trees. Very unusual to see them at all in early May, let alone in such large numbers.

The brightness of the moon seemed to enthuse them, lol. When it shone visibly, they put on a show, When a passing cloud obscured it, they calmed down.

26 posted on 05/05/2012 11:14:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: West Texas Chuck
Jimmy Moon


27 posted on 05/05/2012 11:18:33 PM PDT by South40
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To: dfwgator

28 posted on 05/05/2012 11:20:57 PM PDT by South40
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To: piasa
What a beautiful thing that must have been. I love your description.

From what I hear, the display was better in south Tx.

29 posted on 05/05/2012 11:34:02 PM PDT by berdie
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To: smokingfrog

Good ole Mooneye’s Racing.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 11:47:18 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: South40

31 posted on 05/06/2012 2:00:28 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Daphne Moon

32 posted on 05/06/2012 3:02:26 AM PDT by luigi
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To: West Texas Chuck

bummer night in New Yawk.

Total overcast, no stars, no moon.

:(


33 posted on 05/06/2012 3:29:35 AM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Are you the guy who found the turtle with his sons initials in its shell after 47 years?


34 posted on 05/06/2012 5:22:56 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: smokingfrog
WOW!!! i prolly haven't seen that in thirty years...
35 posted on 05/06/2012 5:24:39 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Wow!! 35 posts without someone being mooned.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:48 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: West Texas Chuck

Moon Griffon
37 posted on 05/06/2012 5:33:02 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: West Texas Chuck
I'll bet I'm the only one here that remembers "Moon Mullins".

Leni

38 posted on 05/06/2012 5:42:32 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Get the U.S. OUT of the UN. Get the UN OUT of the U.S.)
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To: MinuteGal

You lose.


39 posted on 05/06/2012 6:05:50 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL........... That’s a good one.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 6:25:36 AM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: MinuteGal
I'll bet I'm the only one here that remembers "Moon Mullins".

I was never a fan, but I remember.

ML/NJ

41 posted on 05/06/2012 8:00:55 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: abb

42 posted on 05/06/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: the invisib1e hand

I find lots of turtles, but never one with anybody’s initials. Found one with a big number 2 painted on him one time. Figured that was a racing turtle and named him Enzo.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: abb
Moon Unit Zappa



Surprised nobody thought of her.
44 posted on 05/07/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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