Skip to comments.Any Moon Gazers awake?
Posted on 05/03/2012 10:59:04 PM PDT by jongaltsr
Anyone monitoring the moon? I have notice a brilliant spot on the moon I have NEVER seen before. It is at the (currently) 9 o'clock position. Half hour ago it was at the 8 o'clock position. Prior to that it was at the 8 o'clock position but further toward the center. It is obviously much brighter than any other surface reflection I have ever seen on the moon.
Looks like a normal full moon from the Central Valley of California... in Stockton, CA
Check a Moon map and tell me if the area you’re noticing is Tycho.
Er, Copernicus, I mean.
Well, even though you made me go outside and gaze at the moon, and I saw nothing unusual, I don’t regret it. It’s beautiful anyhow. :-)
homing beacon for the Mothership?
I look at the Moon every chance I get. Noticed nothing unusual thus far tonight.
‘Supermoon’ Alert: Biggest Full Moon of 2012 Occurs This Week
Still awake here in Texas.
Seems to be a bright spot I never noticed before about in the 5 O’clock position. What could it be?
You might find the following of some interest...
Copernicus is further toward the center (just left of center) of the moon (at about 9 o’clock position).
What I have been observing moved from just about 10% from the outer perimeter and started at about 8 o’clock and in half hour or so moved almost due north to 9 o’clock.
Beautiful full Moon, (River City, Mississippi).
You might be burning a hole in your retina from too many collective hours of staring at the moon.
5 o’clock position seems brighter than expected.....
That’s what I’m seeing here in Tx.
Spectacular in a very clear sky in Moscow, Idaho. It’s been raining all day, so this is a real treat. I can read the headlines in a newspaper by it. BTT
You are supposed to look at Moonshine. Not drink it.
That would be Tycho crater and “Splat”
Clean your glasses. Looks normal to me.
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