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Old 03-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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Super Moon! Largest in 20 years

A "Super Moon" will rise in the east at sunset on Saturday evening. This unusually large full moon -- known as a super "perigee moon" -- will be the biggest in almost 20 years, according to NASA.

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http://content.usatoday.com/communit...l-moon-nasa-/1
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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A "Super Moon" will rise in the east at sunset on Saturday evening. This unusually large full moon -- known as a super "perigee moon" -- will be the biggest in almost 20 years, according to NASA.

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http://content.usatoday.com/communit...l-moon-nasa-/1
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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About 8 pm in Germany, I think it should be almost the same in the Netherlands.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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A Full Moon is directly opposite to the Sun in the sky, and hence rises around sunset.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I'll watch out for it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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Hmm, I didn't mean when the moon will rise but when it will be nearest to the earth (and hence be biggest).
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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Is that what caused the earthquake?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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sailor moon is coming :P
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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Is that what caused the earthquake?
Well I did see a headline about moon-quakes...
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #11
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Another cosmic thriller will be on March 31 when Mars is so close to the earth that we will appear to have TWO moons in the night sky. Cheers. Neil
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:28 AM   #12
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:59 AM   #13
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It's annoying that they won't say something useful like what percent larger apparent diameter it will have compared to a more typical full moon. At least, I didn't see it when I skimmed.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:08 AM   #14
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At its closest on Saturday night, the moon will pass by Earth at a distance of about 221,567 miles.

at 15 mpg that would be 15,000 gallons or a couple of Tanker Trucks full.

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At its closest on Saturday night, the moon will pass by Earth at a distance of about 221,567 miles.

at 15 mpg that would be 15,000 gallons or a couple of Tanker Trucks full.

Okay, wikipedia says the average distance is 238,500 or so. So the full moon will be about 15% larger in diameter than average. I'm not sure that's enough for me to notice but I'll take a gander anyway. Thanks, Kenny.
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