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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:56 am
 


Title: A Supermoon Trilogy | Science Mission Directorate
Category: Science
Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2018-01-02 05:42:43
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:56 am
 


tl;dr - the Full Moon at the end of the month will be a Blue Moon (second full moon in a calandar month) and will also have a total Lunar Eclipse at the same time. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:10 pm
 


That will be cool. Hopefully it's not too overcast to see it.

Last night's full moon was beautiful!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:54 pm
 


Strutz Strutz:
That will be cool. Hopefully it's not too overcast to see it.

Last night's full moon was beautiful!


Unfortunately, I just got a quick glimpse of it through the fog, it was one of the most northernmost full moons I've seen in a very long time.

Here's hoping the January 31st supermoon and total Lunar eclipse will have better viewing weather.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:11 pm
 


I missed it completely last night clouds and snow. Tonight sorta foggy so it’s a blurry blob


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:47 pm
 


Ancient lore had January's Full moon called the Wolf moon, the 2nd Full moon or Blue moon of January has also been called the Snow moon. About every 19 years, this being that year, there is no Full Moon in February and has traditionally been called the Black moon. The last time this happened was in 1999.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:34 pm
 


Hyack Hyack:

Unfortunately, I just got a quick glimpse of it through the fog, it was one of the most northernmost full moons I've seen in a very long time.


Last couple nights, I thought I left my porch light on, because it was so bright out and there is nothing else on the North side of my house.

And it is incredibly far north when it sets! Almost where the late spring sun sets.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:36 pm
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:

And it is incredibly far north when it sets! Almost where the late spring sun sets.


Having had a quick look through timeanddate, this is the northernmost positioning of the moon for the rest of the year. It's northernmost was on Jan 2nd when it was 19° 60' North. I would like to be able to find exactly how far north the moon will appear to travel when it's at it's greatest movement northward.


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Hyack Hyack:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:

And it is incredibly far north when it sets! Almost where the late spring sun sets.


Having had a quick look through timeanddate, this is the northernmost positioning of the moon for the rest of the year. It's northernmost was on Jan 2nd when it was 19° 60' North. I would like to be able to find exactly how far north the moon will appear to travel when it's at it's greatest movement northward.


It depends a lot on your latitude.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_standstill

The last Lunar northerly moonrise (standstill) was 2006. It repeats every 18.6 years (same period as eclipses) so it should be at maximum again in 2024. :) You can see from the table for the 2006 standstill, the maximum was at; bearing 150°, 64° elevation! London is at 51°N, almost the same as Calgary.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:06 pm
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:

It depends a lot on your latitude.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_standstill

The last Lunar northerly moonrise (standstill) was 2006. It repeats every 18.6 years (same period as eclipses) so it should be at maximum again in 2024. :) You can see from the table for the 2006 standstill, the maximum was at; bearing 150°, 64° elevation! London is at 51°N, almost the same as Calgary.


WOW.... that's quite some read, but it did throw some light on my question.....I think!!

thanks for the information.... [B-o]


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:16 pm
 


It's because the Earth sucks more now and pulled the moon closer.


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