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Re: Space...super blood wolf moon tonight

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:11 am

An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.

"A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual – a phenomenon called a supermoon.

In January, the full moon is also sometimes known as the wolf moon or great spirit moon – hence the super blood wolf moon."
https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... here-skies

Find visibility maps at:
https://www.space.com/43070-super-blood ... hotos.html
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Re: Space...super blood wolf moon tonight

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:23 pm

Totally amazing answer to prayer! We had clouds ALL day and sprinkles and then when I went out to look at the lunar eclipse during the time it was supposed to be total coverage, the moon managed to break through the clouds for me to watch. I'm not sure if my photo's are any better then the last lunar eclipse we had though.

BUT I GOT TO SEE IT!! I'm so happy!! I shared the moment with friends and family far away and with millions....billions of people around the world!

<then when I ran in to get my tripod and set it up and get back out it was raining!.
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Re: Space...super blood wolf moon tonight

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:25 pm

"The sky-gazing spectacle — the biggest event since last month’s “super blood wolf moon eclipse” — will feature a supermoon, meaning the moon is both full and at its perigee, the point in its orbit where it’s closest to the Earth, Space.com reported. The event will officially occur in the morning, but when the moon crosses the night sky, it will be brighter than at any point of the year, or even until 2026...The term “snow moon” has historically been given to the second full moon of the winter, when more snowfall is recorded, by some Native American tribes, according to NASA."

https://nypost.com/2019/02/18/why-tonig ... this-year/
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Re: Space...super snow moon tonight

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:37 pm

Check out Jupiter's position by the moon this week!
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Re: Space...Jupiter shines bright next to the moon

Postby galled » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:20 pm

I wondered what that was a couple of nights ago. Really bright!
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Re: Space...Jupiter shines bright next to the moon

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:59 pm

I tried to take a picture but my hand is too shaky...need to get the tripod out I guess.
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Re: Space...Jupiter shines bright next to the moon

Postby Gingerale » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:01 am

Autumn/Fall equinox coming up this week - September 23rd:
"On the equinoxes in March and September, day and night are of equal length and the sun rises due east and sets due west."
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Re: Space...Jupiter shines bright next to the moon

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:40 pm

People have been celebrating the equinox for thousands of years....in fact most of the stars we see are the same ones people have been looking up at for tens of thousands of years...pretty cool huh?
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Re: Space...Jupiter shines bright next to the moon

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:53 pm

I couldn't see the space station when it passed over head...anyone else keep an eye open for it?
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Re: Space...Jupiter shines bright next to the moon

Postby galled » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:03 pm

The ISS is in LEO (Low Earth Orbit), so it's only visible to a "footprint" range of about 500 miles more or less. So it's only visible to folks under it's path in that orbit. That said, it's really difficult (almost impossible) to see anytime the sun is up. It flew over here just after sunset a couple days ago, but it we had an overcast. :(
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Re: Space...do you follow the space station?

Postby MissAutumn » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:13 pm

I've only managed to see the ISS once - this was at night. My friends didn't believe me that it was the ISS flying over until I showed them my Heavens Above app haha.
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Re: Space...do you follow the space station?

Postby galled » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:22 pm

I've only seen it once too, but its speed was very impressive!
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Re: Space...do you follow the space station?

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:05 pm

I like to look at the star app and see which stars are out....especially if there is a particularly bright one out and I want to know which planet it is.

I like to look at space.com or earthsky.org
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