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    Everyday I’m Shufflin Xotica's Avatar
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    Supermoon



    A full moon at perigee (closest to the Earth) is called a Supermoon. Such an occurrence happens tonight (5/5). The photo above captures tonight's Supermoon over the Temple of Poseidon southeast of Athens.

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    flat Earth skeptic Aqueous Id's Avatar
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    Thanks. Nice pic. I had a clear sky and it came up on me as a surprise, so it was good to see your post.
    Last edited by Aqueous Id; 05-05-12 at 11:06 PM.

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    I wonder why it looks so massive on the horizon, but not so much higher in the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDawg View Post
    I wonder why it looks so massive on the horizon, but not so much higher in the sky.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_illusion

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    F-in' *meow* baby!!!
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    I got to see it live. It was wicked.

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    C'mon, get happy! chimpkin's Avatar
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    ooh! Never knew that.
    Spiffy

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    Valued Senior Member Buddha12's Avatar
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    I was up at 5 AM this morning and the moon was in the west and looked very large but not really much different than any other new moons to me.

    It looked like this where I live although this isn't a picture that I took but rather somewhere else and someone else which depicts what I saw.


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