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Thread: Biggest Supermoon in more than an 80 year period this month!

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    Biggest Supermoon in more than an 80 year period this month!

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    Last month's full moon and December's full moon were/will be supermoons. However - this November's full moon will be the closest it's been to the Earth since January 26, 1948—the next similarly large supermoon won’t occur until November 25, 2034. So get out and enjoy the big moonrise on the 14th.


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    In anticipation I have been practising my howling since the last full moon ...
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    Clear skies are the gotcha here in the next couple of days... will be lucky to see it with cloud cover.

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    It's looking like it should be great viewing here on both the 13th and 14th.


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    Not much chance of viewing it here in mid north SA, back to winter, overcast, wind and rain, bugger.
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    Fingers crossed...

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    Well, the "Supermoon" just looks normal here.

    Nice clear sky, no clouds but just like a regular full moon.

    Been checking occasionally in case it gets "bigger".............

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    10 chaaaaaar moon.jpg
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    Hmmmmm, the clouds have cleared, good viewing conditions, nice full moon, nothing really out of the ordinary though.

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    Nice shot Freddo!


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    Yep, looks like a full moon...

    Must say I have seen it appear way bigger previously when it wasn't a super moon.

    Cheers

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    As an aside when the moon is just coming over the horizon and it appears absolutely HUGE it is an optical illusion. To see that this is so turn away from the moon and then bend over and look at it from between your legs. It will appear very noticeably smaller. This Supermoon is visually ~14-15% larger than normal by actual measurement.


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    I was a little underwhelmed - but I was hoping for a "Bruce Almighty" type arrangement
    But nice moon though…

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    Was I the only one to see this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
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    Yes, butt that isn't the Moon, it's Uranus.
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    Supermoon and Space Station
    Photo courtesy of NASA.

    APOD: 2016 November 14 - Supermoon and Space StationISStransit_Smith_960.jpg
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    It was crazy bright at 10-11pm last night and threw great shadows in the paddock, nearly hard to stare at it was so bright but I didn't really notice the size difference.
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    Earthquakes in NZ and subsequent tidal wave has been blamed on the super moon.
    There were some awesome blue flashes as energy was released from the ground around Wellington.

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    Agree Andy, it did look mega bright. Felt almost like daylight outside.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    Yes, butt that isn't the Moon, it's Uranus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    Agree Andy, it did look mega bright. Felt almost like daylight outside.

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    Often like that in altona, Vic. Especially when a bit cloudy as the refinery flares reflect back from the clouds. It can be like an overcast day at midnight and it happens often.

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