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Supermoon!

Post by The_Eagle » Aug 07 2014 1:30 pm

Sunday!

What some are calling the Extra Supermoon

Rising at 7:14pm from the East Southeast (102*)

The Moon will only be 221,765 miles away!
It will appear 16 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by chumley » Aug 07 2014 1:31 pm

It will also mess with our ability to view the Perseids.

But it will make tides more extreme, so I recommend heading for the beach. But not in Mexico, where your head may end up on the beach.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by rwstorm » Aug 07 2014 1:34 pm

To heck with the full moon...it messes with night sky viewing (and meteor showers), plus sort of sucks if you're camping.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 07 2014 1:40 pm

@The Eagle
It will appear 16 percent larger
Now that is just the moon we are talking about right?

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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by The_Eagle » Aug 07 2014 1:54 pm

@friendofThundergod
Sorry......you have other solutions
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by chumley » Aug 07 2014 1:58 pm

A complex series of smoke and mirrors, lenses, levers and pullies. Sometimes referred to as a telescope.

Ideal for improved viewing of celestial bodies.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by Tough_Boots » Aug 07 2014 3:13 pm

chumley wrote:A complex series of smoke and mirrors, lenses, levers and pullies. Sometimes referred to as a telescope.
looking at the moon through a telescope is like staring into the sun... not recommended.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by chumley » Aug 07 2014 3:24 pm

While staring at the moon can be uncomfortably bright, it is nothing like staring into the sun. The sun can (and will) cause permanent damage to your eyes. The moon can't. Big difference there.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by SpiderLegs » Aug 07 2014 4:44 pm

Found a regular old pair of binoculars works well for looking at the moon too. Will have to dig through my pack this weekend and retrieve them.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by Tough_Boots » Aug 07 2014 11:09 pm

chumley wrote:The sun can (and will) cause permanent damage to your eyes. The moon can't. Big difference there.
When looking through a telescope it can damage your eyes. You see, my friend-- its sunlight being reflected off the moon :o
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by PatrickL » Aug 08 2014 12:52 am

That's impossible. Cheese melts when it's in the sun.

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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by chumley » Aug 08 2014 9:53 am

@Tough_Boots
I'm no astrophysicist or ophthalmologist, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, and subsequently know that it's more likely you harm your eyes by viewing some photos posted on HAZ recently than staring at a full moon.

In any case, if you want to look at the moon through a telescope, I think it's much more interesting in the few days before and after a new moon when the shadows better highlight the terrain.
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Re: Extra Supermoon - 8/10/2014

Post by writelots » Aug 08 2014 1:33 pm

chumley wrote:so I recommend heading for the beach. But not in Mexico, where your head may end up on the beach.
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