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Tonight's Full Moon 12 Percent Bigger

  1. Oct 6, 2006 #1

    Evo

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    Worth taking a look at tonight.

    "Tonight's full Moon will be almost 12 percent bigger than some of the full Moons this year, according to NASA, setting up a fine viewing opportunity when it rises in the evening.

    The reason: The Moon is near perigee, the point on its slightly out-of-round orbit that is closest to Earth."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20061006/sc_space/tonightsfullmoon12percentbigger
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2006 #2
    Thanks Evo!
     
  4. Oct 6, 2006 #3
    A few weeks ago my friend and I were driving home at night from Georgetown and the moon was HUGE we were like whoaaaaaaaaa..
     
  5. Oct 6, 2006 #4
    I wonder if that means werewolves will be 12% hairier tonight.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2006 #5

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    http://www.moonlightsys.com/themoon/lyrics.html

    Moondance -

    Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
    With the stars up above in your eyes
    A fantabulous night to make romance
    'Neath the cover of October skies
    And all the leaves on the trees are falling
    To the sound of the breezes that blow
    And I'm trying to please to the calling
    Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
    And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
    And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
    CHORUS:
    Can I just have one a' more Moondance with you, my love
    Can I just make some more romance with a-you, my love

    Well, I wanna make love to you tonight
    I can't wait 'til the morning has come
    And I know that the time is just right
    And straight into my arms you will run
    And when you come my heart will be waiting
    To make sure that you're never alone
    There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
    There and then I will make you my own
    And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
    And I know how much you want me that you can't hide

    CHORUS

    Repeat 1st Verse

    One more Moondance with you in the moonlight
    On a magic night
    La, la, la, la in the moonlight
    On a magic night
    Can't I just have one more dance with you my love

    ----------------------------------------------------
    By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    By the light of the silvery moon,
    I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune.
    Honeymoon, keep a-shining in June,
    Your silvery beams, will bring love dreams,
    We'll be cuddling soon,
    By the silvery moon.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    Moon River

    Moon River, wider than a mile:
    I'm crossin' you in style someday.
    Old dream maker, you heartbreaker,
    Wherever you're goin', I'm goin'your way.
    Two drifters, off to see the world.
    There's such a lot of world to see.
    We're after the same rainbow's end,
    Waitin' round the bend,
    My huckleberry friend,
    Moon River and me.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2006 #6
    Thanks for the info! woot.... As luck has it, there are clouds right now, everywhere.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2006 #7

    JasonRox

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    Looks like the dusty telescope could be coming out tonight.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2006 #8

    Moonbear

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    Yes, I noticed it was a bit bigger looking than usual tonight as I was driving home. Aaaaaaaaooooooooooooo! :redface: Oops, sorry, couldn't hold back the howl.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2006 #9
    :rofl: :rofl:
     
  11. Oct 6, 2006 #10

    Office_Shredder

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    Actually, there's enough light coming from the moon that vampires can expect to get sunburned by the end of the night
     
  12. Oct 6, 2006 #11

    DaveC426913

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    Cannot. Hear. Without. Feet. Doing. Rumba!
     
  13. Oct 6, 2006 #12

    BobG

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    It's fairly cloudy here tonight. Not so thick that you can't tell where the moon is, but not really much of a view.

    Still a beautiful night out, though. I'm amazed at the warm weather we've had the last few days. We had our first snow in the mountains just a couple weeks ago.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2006 #13
    I just went out side, I live in southern california and the moon is actually average size, smaller then normal really, is it only in a special placE?
     
  15. Oct 7, 2006 #14
    I'm worried about the moon getting bigger all of a sudden. Let's hope it doesn't get too heavy all at once and come falling with a crash.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2006 #15
    I'd rather not find out.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2006 #16
    Why not? Lots of cheese for us Earthlings.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2006 #17

    brewnog

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    Wensleydale Grommit?
     
  19. Oct 7, 2006 #18

    DaveC426913

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    "...some of the full Moons this year..."
    Yeah, the smallest.

    It's only going 6 per cent bigger than the average size of the Moon.


    This is equivalent to a car manufacturer saying its new car is twice as fuel efficient as of some other vehicles out there.
    (Which vehicles? Excuse me? Which vehicles is it twice as fuel efficient as? Oh. Um. The Hummer.)
     
  20. Oct 7, 2006 #19
    Heh, watched the movie a couple of days ago. :biggrin:
     
  21. Oct 9, 2006 #20

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    At the end of summer (Aug-Sept) we had a full moon, known as the "Harvest Moon" (Shine On....) .. presumably this moon made it easier for farm folks to work late into the evening, bringing in the sheaves of grain.

    The next full moon after Harvest one is called "The Hunter's Moon" (Sept-Oct) (the easier to hunt for food by). That is the one visible now. In Indiana (near Purdue) along the Wabash R. (or is that Ouabache :wink:) , this celestial event is celebrated with a "Feast of the Hunter's Moon" which is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place at place called Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid - 1700s.
     
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