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    It was a clear dark night last night. I saw the moon. And even without binoculars I could see in fine detail all the craters on the moon.

    Either the moon just got a lot bigger or it got closer to the Earth.
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    The moon's meant to be moving away from the earth . . . maybe it's orbit is slightly eliptical . . .
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    (Original post by Nix-j-c)
    The moon's meant to be moving away from the earth . . . maybe it's orbit is slightly eliptical . . .
    Yes, it is supposed to be moving away. But last night I've never seen it so close/big. It was huge and as clear as anything. People were looking up to it as they walked from the top of the steep road down.
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    Yes, it is supposed to be moving away. But last night I've never seen it so close/big. It was huge and as clear as anything. People were looking up to it as they walked from the top of the steep road down.
    This may explain it:
    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/858439-s...n-this-weekend

    It should be more visible today, than yesterday hopefully
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    I think this is some kind of optical effect when the moon is close to the earth's surface (i.e. not very high in the sky). I am not a physicist in optics, but that it my guess on it, since I have seen the same, several months ago when the moon was just rising above the horizon and it was just MASSIVE...

    I doubt that the Japanese quake had that much of an effect on the earth's orbit. Feel free to prove me wrong on the optics bit, I love to learn new things


    EDIT: Oh wow, looking at the article above, it seems I am right
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    Must be the cursed Illuminati at work again.
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    (Original post by The Russian)
    I think this is some kind of optical effect when the moon is close to the earth's surface (i.e. not very high in the sky). I am not a physicist in optics, but that it my guess on it, since I have seen the same, several months ago when the moon was just rising above the horizon and it was just MASSIVE...

    I doubt that the Japanese quake had that much of an effect on the earth's orbit. Feel free to prove me wrong on the optics bit, I love to learn new things


    EDIT: Oh wow, looking at the article above, it seems I am right
    Yup, you should read the Metro They do sometimes have a "cosm" page, which is interesting stuff
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    the moon is getting closer, all the natural disasters, dictators being overthrown; i think its the start of the rapture
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    the moon is closer to the earth at the moment..will appear closest tonight

    http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2011...sky-ar-915167/
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    I thought it looked great last night, tonight it will be spectacular
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    Just had Deja Vu of Majoras Mask.

    I wondered why there was so much light last night and that probably explains it, can't wait to see it tonight.
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    Here's my overly dramatic time lapse of the supermoon.

    http://vimeo.com/21240497
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    I already explained this.

    But I MUST add: Every month someone somewhere makes a topic or thread saying "WOW, the moon is HUGE/BRIGHT tonight, what's going on??!?!?!!?!"

    It's called a full moon, and the only difference is for the past 13+ years you haven't looked up (or you've just moved to a low-light area).
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    I missed it
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    (Original post by nonotrly)
    I already explained this.

    But I MUST add: Every month someone somewhere makes a topic or thread saying "WOW, the moon is HUGE/BRIGHT tonight, what's going on??!?!?!!?!"

    It's called a full moon, and the only difference is for the past 13+ years you haven't looked up (or you've just moved to a low-light area).
    4 thumbs down?

    So the density of "people who don't look up" are about 4 people in every few minutes.
 
 
 
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