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Full and Super Moon.

Unread postby H. erectus » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:50 pm

We happened to live in Midrand at the time, and one
night I left the house for some reason forgotten, to
find outside this intense brightness. It happened to be
full moon, or close, and everything around was clearly
visible. My immediate reaction was to look up to the
night sky only to be blessed with a beautifull sighting,
a lunar rainbow.
Fortunately we lived high up and in open terrain to where
I made my way quickly. It was amazing to see a circular
rainbow(complete) in a bright moonlit sky, almost tangible.
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Re: Lunar rainbow'...

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:00 pm

8) Must have been magic.

I have seen the rings around the moon many times. But having the added element of color must be super cool.
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Re: Lunar rainbow'...

Unread postby H. erectus » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:52 pm

It was magic Imberbe.
Me too experienced rings around the moon vertically,
however this spectacle is horizontal by nature, with feint
coloration of a rainbow but crystal clear.
Depending on your position it leaves you standing meek and mild.
One can actually take bi'nocs and you will see a thin layer moisture
lying dead still, with the moon behind.
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just the moon

Unread postby kjii » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:53 pm

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Re: just the moon

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:30 pm

Lovely picture - Most appropriate for today the 41st anniversary of the Moon landing :clap: :clap:
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Re: just the moon

Unread postby NightOwl » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:27 pm

Here's one of my MOON shots, taken during a full moon ar ISO 25600:

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Same night, but 35 Layers and noise reduced:

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Re: just the moon

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:37 pm

Stunning, stunning NightOwl :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lunar rainbow'...

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:10 am

From Wikipeadia

A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow, lunar bow or white rainbow) is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight.
Moonbows are relatively faint, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon. They are always in the opposite part of the sky from the moon.
It is difficult for the human eye to discern colors in a moonbow because the light is usually too faint to excite the cone color receptors in human eyes.
As a result, they often appear to be white.[1] However, the colors in a moonbow do appear in long exposure photographs.
A True Moonbow appears white, and is lit from the Moon itself. A colored rainbow when the sun is setting or when it is darker out is not a Moonbow because it is still partially lit from the remaining light in the sky.
The term Moonbow was coined by Nick Whelan who sighted one of the first documented Moonbows in Eastern Utah.
A colored circle around the moon is not a moonbow—it is usually a 22° halo produced by refraction through hexagonal ice crystals in cirrus cloud.
Colored rings close to the moon are a corona, a diffraction phenomenon produced by very small water droplets or ice crystals in clouds.
Moonbows are most easily viewed when the moon is near to full (when it is brightest).
For other than those produced by waterfalls, the moon must be low in the sky (less than 42 degrees and preferably lower) and the sky must be dark.
And of course there must be rain falling opposite the moon.
This combination of requirements makes moonbows much more rare than rainbows produced by the sun.

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Re: Just the Moon

Unread postby Scottm » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:06 am

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Braying at the full moon.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri May 04, 2012 5:47 pm

I believe that tomorrow night's full moon will be spectacular.

Can anyone shed more light on that?
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Re: Braying at the full moon.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri May 04, 2012 6:39 pm

I think it is because the moon is at one of its closest points to the earth.
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Re: Braying at the full moon.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri May 04, 2012 6:42 pm

EJ, I heard mention of 16 degrees.

Even tonight, the moon looks close.

For photographers, a great opportunity.
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Re: Braying at the full moon.

Unread postby lion queen » Fri May 04, 2012 7:42 pm

Is this the link you were looking for DB????

News24 full moon article
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Re: Braying at the full moon.

Unread postby chirinda » Fri May 04, 2012 8:05 pm

picnic wrote:On Sunday 6th May at about 05:33, at this time the Moon will be 357 000km from the Earth. 8)
Where will the moon be at that time? :hmz:

It should be setting by then, if not set already. On the night of the full moon the moon rises approximately as the sun sets, and so in the morning it will be setting as the sun rises. :D

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Re: Braying at the full moon.

Unread postby picnic » Fri May 04, 2012 8:11 pm

Moon Set : 07:38
Rise: 18:16.
As for Cape Town.

Moon Set : 04:24
Rise: 20:38.
As for Birlingham.(Whitehall Ln, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10, UK (Worcestershire)
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