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 Post subject: Supermoon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, '11, 3:55 pm 
On March 19, the moon's orbit will bring the orb very close to Earth. They haven't been this close together since 1992, 21 years ago. If you look out that night, you might get to see a super sized moon. You can read more about it here:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather- ... 2011-03-10


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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, '11, 5:46 pm 
Yeah, I've read about that. Some crazy people are saying that the Japan earthquake was caused by the coming of the Super Moon (which is totally stupid, and proved totally false). I'll be sure to watch the sky Saturday to see it though...


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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, '11, 7:11 pm 
Yeah, some astrologer was saying this would cause disasters. It's pretty dumb, really (as is all astrology, IMO, when people take it seriously >_>). However, it's still pretty neat from the astronomical standpoint. I recently got a spotting scope mainly for birdwatching, but it could be used for stargazing too. So if the weather is good Saturday night, I might take it out and take a look at the moon through it.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon
PostPosted: Fri Apr 1, '11, 11:31 pm 
Blargh, I forgot to update this topic. If anyone took a look at the moon that night, what did you think of it? I wasn't all that impressed. It didn't seem any larger than usual for this time of year to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 2, '11, 12:24 am 
I read somewhere, probably Phil Plait's blog, that the 'Supermoon' appeared something like .006% larger than usual. So yeah. Not something people will notice. Pretty sad with all the hoopla that surrounded this.


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