The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
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07-11-2016, 05:11 PM
The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
Are you ready for the Super-moon? Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

http://gizmodo.com/get-ready-for-the-sup...1788584842

Can any of you smarty pants, sciencey type, wiz-brained TTA members figure how much closer the moon will get to the earth during this event and if I could prevail upon you to convert it into miles.......'cus I'm a stupid American, you see. Rolleyes I would guess that since the moon's orbit is in flux there must be like an average distance from earth so the supermoon would be measured against the average distance???

Did I make any sense there? I was trying really, reeeeally hard to sound smart but I don't know if I pulled it off. Science is not my thing but I kinda like it anyway.

And wouldn't you know it, the last time there was a super moon of this size Israel became a nation so all the religious nut jobs are really going stupid-brained and over the edge with it. Holy mother of shit, I wanna slap these people.

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Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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07-11-2016, 05:27 PM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
From my memory the moon is between 360.000km and 400.000km from Earth, with the average being 380.000km. During such a super moon it should be at or near closest, which is 10% closer than farthest.
Edit: and -of course- 5% closer than average.

400.000km = 250.000mi
360.000km = 225.000mi

*goes to wiki and backchecks*

Perigee: 363.000km
Apogee: 403.000km
Average: 384.000km
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07-11-2016, 05:40 PM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
(07-11-2016 05:27 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  From my memory the moon is between 360.000km and 400.000km from Earth, with the average being 380.000km. During such a super moon it should be at or near closest, which is 10% closer than farthest.
Edit: and -of course- 5% closer than average.

400.000km = 250.000mi
360.000km = 225.000mi

*goes to wiki and backchecks*

Perigee: 363.000km
Apogee: 403.000km
Average: 384.000km
Smartass

So the moon will be between 225 and 250 thousand miles closer? Huh

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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07-11-2016, 06:50 PM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
(07-11-2016 05:40 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(07-11-2016 05:27 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  From my memory the moon is between 360.000km and 400.000km from Earth, with the average being 380.000km. During such a super moon it should be at or near closest, which is 10% closer than farthest.
Edit: and -of course- 5% closer than average.

400.000km = 250.000mi
360.000km = 225.000mi

*goes to wiki and backchecks*

Perigee: 363.000km
Apogee: 403.000km
Average: 384.000km
Smartass

So the moon will be between 225 and 250 thousand miles closer? Huh

No, it will be about 227,000 miles away (perigee- closest approach), using the 363,000 kilometer value. It's going to be spectacular at moon rise and moon set, if it is a full moon, since it appears larger at the horizon (that is a tropical delusion, BTW).
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08-11-2016, 01:56 AM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
(07-11-2016 05:40 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(07-11-2016 05:27 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  From my memory the moon is between 360.000km and 400.000km from Earth, with the average being 380.000km. During such a super moon it should be at or near closest, which is 10% closer than farthest.
Edit: and -of course- 5% closer than average.

400.000km = 250.000mi
360.000km = 225.000mi

*goes to wiki and backchecks*

Perigee: 363.000km
Apogee: 403.000km
Average: 384.000km
Smartass

So the moon will be between 225 and 250 thousand miles closer? Huh

It will be 25.000mi closer than max. distance (apogee) and 12.500mi closer than average. 12.500mi is ca. 1.6 earth diameters for comparison.

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08-11-2016, 07:06 AM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
What's it going to be like the morning of the 15th???

That's the important question......

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Opening day of firearm deer season and all... (Michigan)

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08-11-2016, 07:35 AM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
(08-11-2016 07:06 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  What's it going to be like the morning of the 15th???

That's the important question......

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Opening day of firearm deer season and all... (Michigan)

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08-11-2016, 08:51 AM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
If I see one of those (carribou/reindeer) - I better break out the big guns....

I don't think my .357 mag will do the trick....

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08-11-2016, 05:33 PM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
The moon tonight. I'm practicing for Sunday/Monday.

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08-11-2016, 05:35 PM
RE: The super-duper-moon Nov. 14th
Pretty good Chas -- what glass you using??

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