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 Post subject: Braying at the full moon.
Unread postPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:47 pm 
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I believe that tomorrow night's full moon will be spectacular.

Can anyone shed more light on that?

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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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Just had a look at the moon and it looked like it might land on my lawn.

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I do believe that tomorrow's full moon, according to Radio 702, will be spectacular.

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

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I saw an article on News24 this morning about it, cannot find the link now, but it said that the moon would be closest to earth around 5am on 6 May.

Snap EJ!

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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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EJ, I heard mention of 16 degrees.

Even tonight, the moon looks close.

For photographers, a great opportunity.

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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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Is this the link you were looking for DB????

News24 full moon article

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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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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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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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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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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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The moon is very bright. Right on top of the house. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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I am sitting in my lounge and we have a whole wall which is just windows so I can see the moon now but although it is quite lovely it doesn't look any different to me and SO than any other full moon :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Braying at the full moon.
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The cloud has gone but now it just looks small and ordinary :x
You will def. need to get a pic just as it rises. As well as being at its closest to the earth, the moon looks bigger at the horizon because your brain has something to relate its size too or conversely it looks smaller at its peak in the sky because there is nothing around it.

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MM, remember the moon will be the nearest to earth tomorrow evening. :wink: And it will rise a bit later. :thumbs_up: Hope you get a nice :cam:


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MM, this is specially for you. We have a clear sky tonight and the moon is beautiful! :thumbs_up:


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Lovely pic TH!!!!

Hawk and I set off along the N2 and turned off at Grabouw towards Franschhoek.

We needed to drive east to see the moon rise as we live in a basin surrounded by mountains.

So, the moon rising over the Cape at about 17:45:

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Moon closest to earth 5/5/12 by dinkybird, on Flickr

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Moon2 by dinkybird, on Flickr

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