For all of the "moon gazer's

deedee

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To all of the "Moon Gazers" and to everyone else who appreciates something that is going to be Beautiful I would love to share this with you. If by chance you don't know by now ( I just myself found out about it a little while ago ).

Tomorrow night if you are lucky enought to be able to see the "BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST" Moon of the whole year I hope you enjoy looking at it.

Please do me a favor if you do happen to see it ( an I really hope you are able to ) please take a long glance for me because snow is heading our way and I'm pretty sure we will not be able to view it, if we could our window's that would face the moon has a bounch of crystals hanging from it and I just know it would have looked amazing.

From "Native American Folklore" the name they have for it is "Wolf Moon", also the full Moon's in January are also called "Old Moon &/or Snow Moon which I think is pretty cool.

I just wanted to share something that I know I would love to see with other people I have a chance to come in contact with...

PS say Hello to "The Man In The Moon" for me :Smiley_wink:
 
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semipenguin

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I'll be in Ohio tonight. they're supposed to get snow, too...:worried:

Thank you for the info, deedee...:)
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You know, it's a strange thing, but when I reflect back on the time period after Hurricane Gustav, there is only one thing I look back upon as a happy memory... stargazing. The power outage was so widespread that the sky never looked better or brighter than it did then. The rest of the year, light pollution, even in my small town, takes away from the whole experience.

But, yes, the moon did look cool last night. I also enjoyed it a month or so ago, when the Moon, Venus, and Saturn were all visible in close proximity of one another.
 

Wolf

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Thanks for the heads up deedee. I will have clear skies here tonight in Phoenix, so I'll check out the Wolf Moon.

No semi, I will not howl at the moon! :p
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Why is this the brightest moon of the year? Is it due to the earth being the closest to the sun now? Or is it more tied to the moon's orbit of the earth? Or both?

I think its supposed to be cloudy with flurries here.
 

semipenguin

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Thanks for the heads up deedee. I will have clear skies here tonight in Phoenix, so I'll check out the Wolf Moon.
I was just in you area earlier this week. the weather was nice...:)

No semi, I will not howl at the moon! :p
Aww c'mon. If Ozzy can do it, so can you...:)

Why is this the brightest moon of the year? Is it due to the earth being the closest to the sun now? Or is it more tied to the moon's orbit of the earth? Or both?
The moon moves up and down on a plain as it orbits the Earth. It might match up best tonight. Plus it could be closer to the Earth in its orbit this time of month.

Winter full moons always look big & bright anywho...:)
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HecticArt

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I'll be in Ohio tonight. they're supposed to get snow, too...:worried:

Thank you for the info, deedee...:)
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What cha doing in Ohio?

I'll (still) be running the snow blower, listening to my SL2, but I'll keep my eyes open for a break in the clouds.
 

semipenguin

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What cha doing in Ohio?

I'll (still) be running the snow blower, listening to my SL2, but I'll keep my eyes open for a break in the clouds.
I have to deliver to the Wal-Mart DC in Wintersville, Oh...:shock:

:)
 

HecticArt

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I have to deliver to the Wal-Mart DC in Wintersville, Oh...:shock:

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Wintersville. . . . I didn't know we had one of those.. . . . But I suppose most of Ohio is wintersville this time of year.

I had to Mapquest it to find out where it was. At least it's close to Pittsburgh. And hey! Toronto and Amsterdam are pretty close too. You should be able to have some fun there. . . .
 

TheScionicMan

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Thanks for the info, deedee. My daughter is actually charting the moon for a project at school. I'll have to let her know.

It was amazingly bright last night. I have a super-bright spotlight on the side of the garage and if it gets left on at night, it lights up one of the neighbor kid's room so I'm also worried. I looked out last night around 2 or 3 am and thought it was on. After going out into the cold-ass garage I was surprised that the switch was off!

It was probably bright enough to read by moonlight.

I was lucky enough to catch a great meteor shower last week. Kept falling asleep, finally got up and into the hot tub around 5-:30 or 6 AM Saw 16 shooting stars in less than an hour. Hot tub with Sirius may be the best way to watch the skies...
 

deedee

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Thanks for the info, deedee. My daughter is actually charting the moon for a project at school. I'll have to let her know.

It was amazingly bright last night. I have a super-bright spotlight on the side of the garage and if it gets left on at night, it lights up one of the neighbor kid's room so I'm also worried. I looked out last night around 2 or 3 am and thought it was on. After going out into the cold-ass garage I was surprised that the switch was off!

It was probably bright enough to read by moonlight.

I was lucky enough to catch a great meteor shower last week. Kept falling asleep, finally got up and into the hot tub around 5-:30 or 6 AM Saw 16 shooting stars in less than an hour. Hot tub with Sirius may be the best way to watch the skies...


Please wish your Daughter "Good Luck" on her project for me.

Let me think about this for a moment Moon, Shooting Stars and to top it off in a "Hot Tub" in the early hours, "One Can Dream".

My husband will be so jealous :( I just can't wait to tell him. I hope you enjoy it all !!! :clap:


diane
 

ProperModulation

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It's super clear here in California, and the moon is friggin' BRIGHT tonight! So bright that I couldn't focus and see the darker areas of the moon like I normally can. It's also creating some very cool moon-shadows outside. Sort of like a night version of daytime.
 

deedee

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the snow coming down is pretty, the snow coming down is pretty, the snow coming down is pretty, the snow coming down is pretty ( not ) :no:

diane ;)

( I really am so very glad so many are enjoying it )
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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the snow coming down is pretty, the snow coming down is pretty, the snow coming down is pretty, the snow coming down is pretty ( not ) :no:

diane ;)

( I really am so very glad so many are enjoying it )
Our flurries turned into light snow all night.

Its sunny and clear now. :)