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Supermoon will rise in weekend night sky
FOX NEWS ^ | 06/22/13 | Space.com

Posted on 06/22/2013 6:13:10 PM PDT by Doogle

The largest full moon of 2013, a so-called "supermoon," will light up the night sky this weekend, but there's more to this lunar delight than meets the eye.

On Sunday, June 23, at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), the moon will arrive at perigee — the point in its orbit its orbit bringing it closest to Earth), a distance of 221,824 miles. Now the moon typically reaches perigee once each month (and on some occasions twice), with their respective distances to Earth varying by 3 percent.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Science
KEYWORDS: moon; supermoon; supermoons

1 posted on 06/22/2013 6:13:10 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 06/22/2013 6:13:30 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
Learn what makes a big full moon a true 'supermoon' in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
3 posted on 06/22/2013 6:15:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle

Looking forward to it.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 6:19:28 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Doogle

How does this damn camera work?


5 posted on 06/22/2013 6:20:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting

I wonder if this effects the Tides any differently?

Or the Crazys out there when there is a full moon?


6 posted on 06/22/2013 6:25:41 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Doogle
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7 posted on 06/22/2013 6:28:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks Doogle.
8 posted on 06/22/2013 6:36:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Doogle

This moon is now hovering in the sky over my neighborhood. It is so close that if I took a stepladder to the roof of my house and climbed that stepladder to the top, I could almost touch it. But I would need really good balance so that I don’t fall.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: cripplecreek

Oooh, nice one!


10 posted on 06/22/2013 6:37:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: cripplecreek

..looks like I’ll break out the ole teleoscope...


11 posted on 06/22/2013 6:42:48 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

looney thread.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 6:43:59 PM PDT by BlueDragon (that's all, folks)
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To: BlueDragon

:)


13 posted on 06/22/2013 6:44:28 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SunkenCiv

I can’t sell it because the tree brushes weren’t mine so I have full sized versions in an album if anybody wants them.

http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/JohnNorvell/library/Freebies?sort=3&page=1


14 posted on 06/22/2013 6:46:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle

With this year’s super moon (we get them about every 14 months), perigee and full moon will be less than a half hour apart. There’s nothing really “super” about it, however. Without something to directly compare it to, a person wouldn’t even notice the size difference.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 6:52:30 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: cripplecreek

That close together, two planets would not survive each other’s tidal forces (the Roche limit). It’s a common oversight by artists. But I’ll just assume someone is using a telephoto lens instead.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 6:55:52 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: mylife
Son, there's something I've been meaning to talk to you about.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 6:58:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I was thinking about making it a domed scene as if it were a habitat on a large orbiting space station.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 7:00:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Still nice!


19 posted on 06/22/2013 7:02:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: cripplecreek

...and, I’m a cheapskate.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 7:03:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ah, so you might need a hexagonal support structure for the plate glass or something. I wasn’t complaining, by the way; it might be more realistic with that but would it be an aesthetic improvement or just lost on the average viewer? I can nitpick and appreciate at the same time, and most don’t consider such minor nuances anyway.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 7:09:01 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Doogle

watch out for the super werewolves. i’m super cereal...


22 posted on 06/22/2013 7:13:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I nitpick myself all the time. Its how I get better at it.


23 posted on 06/22/2013 7:17:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle
I'm going to hang out with this fine family tonight...



and work on my Moon tan!
24 posted on 06/22/2013 7:25:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: cripplecreek
if you don't stop, you'll go blind.

:P

25 posted on 06/22/2013 7:29:22 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: cripplecreek

Better to be self-critical than self-flattering. But I’ve also learned to curb my criticism of others since I’m not so fond of bar fights. Unless it’s the internet, of course.


26 posted on 06/22/2013 7:33:18 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Doogle

As we were walking last night, I thought it seemed bigger. Now I know it is. Now would be a good time to send a hundred million liberals there to colonize it.


27 posted on 06/22/2013 8:03:40 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Doogle
pretty damn big on the horizon here tonight
28 posted on 06/22/2013 8:05:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle

A long time ago, I read some speculation that two or three days on either side of a Lunar perigee, there is a far greater chance of a major earthquake.


29 posted on 06/22/2013 8:05:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

30 posted on 06/22/2013 8:05:24 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: Doogle

31 posted on 06/22/2013 8:24:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Doogle
Mary Moon!
32 posted on 06/22/2013 8:48:52 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Doogle

Of course there are natural reasons (gravitational force/mass of the moon and the earth) for this, but it is still pretty amazing that one side of the moon always faces the earth.


33 posted on 06/22/2013 9:06:41 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
That close together, two planets would not survive each other’s tidal forces (the Roche limit). It’s a common oversight by artists. But I’ll just assume someone is using a telephoto lens instead.

It's a common oversight by laymen to forget that the Roche Limit applies only to satellites which are held together only by their own gravity - i.e., which are not held together by forces other than gravity and which are thus essentially fluid.

Jupiter's Metis and Saturn's Pan are within the Roche Limit, as are countless artificial satellites in Earth orbit.

Their tensile strength allows them to resist disintegration.

Regards,

34 posted on 06/23/2013 3:07:44 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek
Yes, of course. And by the way, that doesn't rule out a planet (or moon) having something big in their skies, it just rules out having something big and close, because tidal forces decrease far more rapidly with distance than total gravitational force (an inverse cube law instead of an inverse square). So it's perfectly reasonable for Pandora in the Avatar movie to have a looming gas giant in the sky, but not a close-orbiting similar-massed object.
35 posted on 06/23/2013 3:59:12 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
So it's perfectly reasonable for Pandora in the Avatar movie to have a looming gas giant in the sky, but not a close-orbiting similar-massed object.

Quite. Or even a close-orbiting object with a similar apparent size (but perhaps even far lower mass).

Regards,

36 posted on 06/23/2013 5:44:45 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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