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Full Moon Sunday Kicks Off 'Supermoon Trilogy,' Including a Lunar Eclipse
spacecom ^ | Elizabeth Howell

Posted on 12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST by BenLurkin

The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. You can watch Sunday's supermoon live online here, courtesy of the online astronomy service Slooh or directly from Slooh.com//.

If you only have time to catch one of them, be sure to check out the "extra-special" Jan. 31 supermoon, NASA said in a statement Friday (Dec. 1). The late January supermoon will take place during a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia. It will also be a blue moon, too.

A supermoon occurs  when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee. That makes the moon look extra-close and extra bright — up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its furthest point from Earth, called the apogee.


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: earthquakes; eclipse; fullmoon; supermoon

1 posted on 12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 12/02/2017 5:42:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; LUV W; radu

Thanks very much BenLurkin!
Awesome!
PINGING a few FRiends.
Over here you guys!


3 posted on 12/02/2017 6:11:35 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Good to know that it’s a super moon. It will be beautiful, if we can see it.


4 posted on 12/02/2017 6:15:54 PM PST by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: BenLurkin

January also has a blue moon on the 31st. Very busy moon happenings!


5 posted on 12/02/2017 6:16:40 PM PST by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: BenLurkin

The moon has been unusually bright for days, I can see my shadow from it even before it gets completely dark after sunset. We’ve got potential wintery weather forecast for next week and the high hazy clouds are already filtering in, the moon shining through that makes the whole sky glow. Halo around it too, old folk sign, snow’s a-comin’.


6 posted on 12/02/2017 6:19:51 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: BenLurkin

Bookmarked!


7 posted on 12/02/2017 6:23:27 PM PST by Inyo-Mono
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To: BenLurkin
Very nice. I always love it when the moon is exceptionally large and bright. If you are in the NYC metro area, the moon will look incredible.

Thanks for the heads up.

Here is another Super Moon:


8 posted on 12/02/2017 7:01:25 PM PST by DoodleBob
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; BenLurkin; LUV W
Three supermoons in a row with a blue moon and an eclipse? Awesome!

The moon's mighty bright tonight, that's for sure. I've been walking around the farm tonight with camera in hand, hoping to get a decent shot or two. This one came out nice enough. You can even make out the leaves on the ground.


9 posted on 12/02/2017 8:14:23 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: DoodleBob

Well played, sir.

L


10 posted on 12/02/2017 8:20:41 PM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: radu; LUV W

Very Cool!!
Consider it STOLEN!
LOL

Maybe we can write something to go with it!
Wouldn’t that be fun?
Just don’t begin the tale with “It was a dark and stormy night,” or “Once upon a time.”


11 posted on 12/02/2017 8:25:45 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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12 posted on 12/02/2017 8:30:38 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Darn! You just blew my opening line! LOL!


13 posted on 12/02/2017 8:35:27 PM PST by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Steal away. LOL!

Just don’t begin the tale with “It was a dark and stormy night,” or “Once upon a time.”

Well that takes all the fun out of writing something to go with it! :-)
What it needs is some ghostly figures lurking around the trees.

14 posted on 12/02/2017 8:39:00 PM PST by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: BenLurkin

Bkmrk lunar phenomena


15 posted on 12/02/2017 9:56:15 PM PST by BurrOh (All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. ~Orwell)
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