Supermoon

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Xotica, May 6, 2012.

  1. Xotica Everyday I’m Shufflin Registered Senior Member

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    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.
     
  2. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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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.
     
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  3. Balerion Banned Banned

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    I wonder why it looks so massive on the horizon, but not so much higher in the sky.
     
  4. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

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  5. Crunchy Cat F-in' *meow* baby!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I got to see it live. It was wicked.
     
  6. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    ooh! Never knew that.
    Spiffy :D
     
  7. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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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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