Skip to comments.Take 5 Minutes to See What the Moon Will Do During 2013
Posted on 11/25/2012 10:55:49 AM PST by Errant
This new video shows exactly how the Moon will look to us on Earth during the entire year of 2013. While the Moon always keeps the same face to us, its not exactly the same face. Because of the tilt in its axis and shape of its orbit, we see the Moon from slightly different angles over the course of a month, and the year. Normally, we dont see how the Moon wobbles in its orbit or as it moves closer and farther away from Earth. But seeing the entire year compressed down to 5 minutes, we can see the changes in libration, and axis tilt as well as the most noticeable changes, the Moons phases.
(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...
Classy Moon Music Ping.
Thanks for posting this.
I take your moon and raise you the most spectacular comet ever in late 2013:
Yup, nature does enjoy messing with our perceptions now and again.
Just about everything has a wobble and elliptical seems to rule.
Nothing can be simple :)
Captured it as a hi-def MP4 for playback — each hour during the year is represented by one frame of the video.
The ultimate Lunar reference...
You are sooooo right about that! ;)
We have to wait and see but possibly the greatest comet encounter, as for size, in recorded history!
Thanks for the pings! I intend to ping the APoD list, but I’m trying out this new (alleged) broadband, it’s wireless, cheap, prepaid, and most importantly available here in The Boonies. Took three frickin’ hours to get it set up. Drops / fails to load pages, but I think that has more to do with the five long d/ls running in the background, browser updates and such. Anyway, to make a short story long, the lists are on the other machine. ;’)
Sounds like you've got your own command center running there in the boonies! :)
Watching the video made me wonder--is the first quarter moon brighter than the third quarter moon? It looks like a larger share of sunlit portion of the moon is dark gray maria at third quarter than at first.
I do hate gorgonzola cheese! Would rather eat the drippings from a sewer line.
It’s called Internet on the Go, it’s from Walmart. The machine is a wireless hotspot, has a cell-style battery (making it portable) and a wall charger (making it 24-7). Minutes can be had online, or from Walmart, and the initial purchase gets ya another $25 bonus or 3GB (so, I spent $10, got 4GB for 30 days).
Unlimited time (IOW, time that doesn’t expire until its used) is twice the money, or rather, the same money gets one half the GB’s, but for casual use (cottage?) it works, and the purchase stays good if one uses it at least once a year.
It’s looking cheaper than the wired options where I live now, and WAY cheaper than the other wireless options. Speed’s okay. Pages fall out once in a while, but they were definitely doing that on the dialup. After I got it working a couple hours ago, I started d/ling browser updates and such, burning off a lot of bandwidth I’m sure, to the tune of, 243MB (and counting), that’s a lot of d/ling.
Had to switch to Mac OS X and to different hardware, and I would have switched years ago, but I really, really hate this interface and the in-your-face Windulls-like Easter-egg functions — IOW, the effin’ OS is constantly popping up with things as if it can read minds. It can’t.
This is a CPU I didn’t pay for, and the keyboard, well, it just sucks. Got to switch that out. Hmm, I’ll try that goofy big yellow one I got at Bed Bath & Beyond not long ago...
Okay, it works, but it’s a little cockeyed. I like the big text.
there are gorgons on the moon? (didn't check the vid --sound out-of-order this 'puter)
Wherever they are, I'd reckon they would otherwise ruin any cheese, wherever found. don't trust gorgons either!
Oh yeah, I’m practically running the planet from here. ;’)
I’m examining some prospects like getting a Mac mini, probably the base model, to replace this PPC behemoth, which btw makes almost no sound at all. Kinda creepy. :’) The Mac mini with OS X Server is more money, and is tempting because I’d like to run my own cloud from here, but I have other ways of doing that anyway.
Consolidation of all these machines and capabilities is going to take time now that I’ve got broadband settled. Tonight I’d like to get the rest of the electronics settled in — they have built-in wireless, and I can’t figure out how to make them hook up. Probably needed to get my initial setup taken care of, get the hotspot registered (once i got a steady signal, it wouldn’t let me do anything else, and I got stymied a couple of times, leading to lots of blue air and pledges to take everything new back for refund and become a monk).
Oh, forgot — /thread hijack
Back on topic, the Moon’s apogee-perigee is about a 5% variance, iow, it’s about 13,000 miles different.
HAN: I think I can get him before he gets there... hes almost in range.
The small moon begins to take on the appearance of a monstrous spherical battle station.
BEN: Thats no moon! Its a space station.
HAN: Its too big to be a space station.
LUKE: I have a very bad feeling about this.
HAN: Yeah, I think your right. Full reverse! Chewie, lock in the auxiliary power.
I thought this would be easy to track down, the search engine was somewhat niggardly. LiM has linked a cool GIF movie someone made of the Moon going through its full gyration. Couldn’t find it.
Thanks Lonesome in Massachussets for any help you can give.
I have reviewed the North East quakes over the past months and now with yesterdays at the mouth of the St.Lawrence I think it’s safe to say something bigger than a 6 is going to occur up there with the next few months...
Amazing stuff really. There is buckling going on at various depths. The large quakes that did occur both on land and off shore have not had any aftershocks either.
Something to keep an eye on for sure....!
Placeholder for later look-up... nothing to see here...
Was tinkering with a Net10 android. No luck turning it into hotspot yet. They've got a great pay as you go plan at $45 a month for unlimited everything over 3G. Most coverage too.
Thanks! It will probably affect the Madrid as well. Its just a matter of time, IMO. Those CO2 spikes found occurring around ice ages in Antarctic ice core samples are there for a reason
but the look into the history of New England quakes has been fascinating. Not much but anecdotal evidence up there but they have had periods of extreme quaking. One theory is there was a huge quake at one time and what is now realized are still aftershocks from that large quake but I think that would be a stretch.
Who knows but I do know after reviewing the video from that maine quake that it was not a normal shake but a sharp jolt....then nothing. Just odd really.
Oh well happy thanksgiving since I have not posted since then to you!
Back at you! Hope you're over Sandy?
I finished cleaning up the last of the debris from Isaac only a few weeks ago. It took the cable company forever to raise their lines back into place so I could remove the tree that brought them down.
Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region NORTHERN ALGERIA
Yep...saw that interesting quake for sure.
I was waiting in line at one of the office supply chains, the hired help was looking in back for some item I wanted (I think it was the Iomega 500 gb for Mac, it’s a beautiful drive, and tough as nails it turns out, I wish they’d kept making ‘em) and the geek in line behind me was carrying a hotspot in his pocket, and was using an iPod Touch (which is really just a small tablet computer, Apple tested the waters with that one IMHO) with VoIP software and a virtual phone keypad to have his business line on him at all times. Made a short story a little long, but basically, I’m sure what you’re trying is possible. I’ve been giving some thought to running a sort of in-house proxy server as a gateway, so the hotspot only knows about one device, and everything wired or otherwise would just be administered in the proxy. It has been working off a fast switch, but this morning I couldn’t connect, and didn’t have time to fiddle.
Just saw this....old but still worth the effort.
The Japan quaking audiolized....cool stuff!
Interesting....the weston observatory from Boston College has a quake forecast tool:
Most of the great quakes of New England and Canada were preceded by healty foreshocks so I assume that is pretty much the source of their calculations. Not very scientific for not all of the great quakes were warned by a forequake.
that is cool. i’ve listened to the volcano sounds also.
Yeah there is a classic one for Mt Redoubt that was a sound simililation of a classic harmonic tremor. If you haven’t heard it I will attach the link!
thanks, that one i hadn’t heard. i heard a BIG Island (HI) sound.
Whoa! Needs to be set to independent tones with tone generation frequencies based on location i.e., Close Encouters of the Third Kind.
Impossible just takes longer... ;)
LOl...well get to work!...lol