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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Supermoon Over Paris
NASA ^ | May 07, 2012 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 05/07/2012 6:37:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Did you see that full Moon Saturday night? Dubbed a supermoon, the latest fully illuminated moon appeared slightly larger than usual because it occurred unusually near the closest point in its orbit to Earth. Pictured above, the supermoon was captured Saturday night rising behind the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Of course, the angular extent of the moon in comparison to foreground objects can be adjusted just by changing the observer's distance to the foreground object. When compared to nearby objects the moon may appear tiny, but when compared to distant objects -- the moon may appear huge. Next month yet another full moon is expected, this one appearing about one percent smaller.

May 07, 2012

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; eiffeltower; france; moon; paris; science
[Credit & Copyright: VegaStar Carpentier ]

1 posted on 05/07/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Where's the cape?


2 posted on 05/07/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

FABULOUS.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 6:45:10 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SunkenCiv; EggsAckley

‘twas a Supermoon in a cloudless sky here in Cruzio County, CA.

Teh awesomez.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 6:46:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just a quick, off topic question.

I’m in central IN.

What is the bright light about 30-35 degrees from the horizon that I see nightly long before I see any stars and far brighter?

Planet? if so, which one?


5 posted on 05/07/2012 6:47:39 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SunkenCiv

Awesome. We’ve been overcast here in CT for the past week :-(


6 posted on 05/07/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: SunkenCiv

7 posted on 05/07/2012 6:53:13 PM PDT by mikrofon (Astro BUMP)
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To: digger48

It’s Venus.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 6:54:16 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: digger48

This may help...

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury


9 posted on 05/07/2012 6:55:18 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: digger48
What is the bright light about 30-35 degrees from the horizon that I see nightly long before I see any stars and far brighter?

Essential missing information...

What direction?

10 posted on 05/07/2012 6:56:19 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bella


11 posted on 05/07/2012 6:59:02 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: SunkenCiv

Lovely!


12 posted on 05/07/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m gettin’ all romantic now! :-)


13 posted on 05/07/2012 7:34:30 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SunkenCiv

Somebody tugged on it.

Lovely sight, thanks for bringing it across the Atlantic for us.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv
Where's the cape?

Caught a taxi.

NO... wait...

It went escargot.

15 posted on 05/07/2012 7:55:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: TheOldLady
Lovely sight, thanks for bringing it across the Atlantic for us.

Wait...didn't the Frencheezzzz just choose socialismmmm????

16 posted on 05/07/2012 8:00:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: left that other site
I feel a song coming on.
17 posted on 05/07/2012 8:01:08 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

oooohhh.I definitely got a tingle running up my leg

(just a kiddin’)


18 posted on 05/07/2012 8:13:11 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: dr_lew

(Sigh) How RoMANtic! LOL!


19 posted on 05/07/2012 8:16:13 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: publius911

sorry about that....West


20 posted on 05/07/2012 8:27:08 PM PDT by digger48
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To: BamaBlue; ILS21R

thank you.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT by digger48
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To: martin_fierro

Was cloudy as hell here on the Jersey Shore!


22 posted on 05/07/2012 8:51:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: mikrofon
<Yawn> "Stimpy, answer the flap..."
23 posted on 05/07/2012 9:17:22 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: SunkenCiv
Having missed the event due to rain ,thanks for that SC.
Let’s hope next years is more visible.
24 posted on 05/08/2012 1:22:37 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: bigheadfred

You’re right. Not a good exchange for them, but great for us. Here’s hoping that they keep socialismmmmm over there, and we keep your moon. ;-)


25 posted on 05/08/2012 2:35:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jmacusa; YankeeReb; moose07

Sorry for you all.

Held my breath here in Ventura County, CA.

Being fairly close to the Pacific Ocean, we experience plenty of misty and overcast evenings.
But NOT Sat. night.
It was a spectacular moon!

Just so happened I had to drive east in the county, right ‘into the moon!’
Unreal.

In the fall, we also experience some really big rising yellow moons here.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 3:50:42 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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