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There's a moon out tonight.

  1. Jan 29, 2010 #1
    If you have not already done so, take a look at the moon tonight. It's the brightest full moon of 2010. Big whoop, it's the first one too. Remember, never look directly at the full moon without protection, especially if you are with your lover.
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2010 #2

    Evo

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    It's snowing! :cry:
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 #3

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    I saw it on the way home this evening, and it's right outside the window now.

    It's a clear night which means it will be slightly cool. Currently about 10°F, and going to about 0°F. Slight breeze, and winds are supposed to increase during the night.

    Here you go Evo.
     

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  5. Jan 29, 2010 #4

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    Aww, thank you Astronuc!!
     
  6. Jan 29, 2010 #5
    I remember way back when my wife and I were engaged. We were walking through the park late at night looking up at a big lovers moon.




    Then all of a sudden the damn sprinklers came on:surprised
     
  7. Jan 29, 2010 #6

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    Kind of dampened the mood, eh?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 #7
    The moon looks extremely bright, I was thinking about that as I walked home just now... good to know that I'm not crazy and it is known by others, for reason, to be bright tonight :tongue:
     
  9. Jan 30, 2010 #8

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    It also jumped into my eye last night, unfortunately I didn't take the time to really appreciate it :( (city rush)
     
  10. Jan 30, 2010 #9
    In New Orleans "protection" should consist of a cross, a hammer, and stake:

    Moon Over Bourbon Street

    There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonight
    I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight
    I've no choice but to follow that call
    The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all
    I pray everyday to be strong
    For I know what I do must be wrong
    Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
    While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

    It was many years ago that I became what I am
    I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb
    Now I can never show my face at noon
    And you'll only see me walking by the light of the moon
    The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast
    I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
    Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
    While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

    She walks everyday through the streets of New Orleans
    She's innocent and young from a family of means
    I have stood many times outside her window at night
    To struggle with my instinct in the pale moon light
    How could I be this way when I pray to God above
    I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love
    Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
    While there's a moon over Bourbon Street


    -Sting
     
  11. Jan 30, 2010 #10

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  12. Jan 30, 2010 #11

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    So much misinformation floating around - that warning only applies during a lunar eclipse. Other times, its perfectly safe.
     
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  13. Jan 30, 2010 #12
    I don't think Jimmy meant protecting the eyes.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2010 #13
    Give me a break. Do you mean to say that during a lunar eclipse, when the sun comes between the moon and the earth, blocking our romantic view of the moon, we still need to keep a close watch on our hearts? And yet during a full moon, when dangerous r-rays hit our eye, like a big pizza pie, we can go on as if nothing had happened? This goes against Dean Martin's law, equating amore, E with the moon m in his famous equation E=m seen squarely.
    I got lucky. If the report that Redbelly98 refers to had come out a few months earlier, I might have married the wrong woman.

    Edit: improve the joke.
     
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  15. Jan 30, 2010 #14

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    Dear lord, I almost choked to death.
     
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