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Moon out of whack?

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posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:02 AM
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What's going on with the moon? Moon rise was supposed to be 9:34pm last night and wasn't visible until about 10:15pm. Something I read talked about a skewed moon orbit and how this might be related to Earth's orbit being out of the ordinary.




posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:05 AM
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Use the search tool. There are WAY too many moon threads.

And no, nothing is wrong you just forgot to account for something. Read up on astronomy and check again.



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:06 AM
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The earth streches the light we see, from the moon and sun. Makes them look bigger than they are. I dont think it has anything to do with when it comes out. I seen it fine last night, it was around 9-930.

[Edited on 4-6-2004 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by Quest
Use the search tool. There are WAY too many moon threads.

And no, nothing is wrong you just forgot to account for something. Read up on astronomy and check again.


Nothing like helping a brother out huh? =) .. You smack your kids when they spill milk? LOL j/k



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by Quest
Use the search tool. There are WAY too many moon threads...

All these threads indicate something basic:
there is no "lunar webcam" available to point to and say
"gee, looks just fine to me!"
Somebody (need four or five folk to do it right) should set up a lunarwatch.
For every one of these 'the moon has moved' folk, they could charge
a handsome fee ($20?) to view the reassuring sight of
the moon being right where it ought to be.
And if it does go astray, they could scoop the story,

For what its worth, I was just looking at it, as I do,
and it is still where I left it.
No trespassers lately, and I don't intend to move it anywhere else.

Just go back to work, or whatever it is you do....



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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i've been trying to monitor the moon since the last thread came up
but no luck...cloudy nights keep hampering my efforts



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
i've been trying to monitor the moon since the last thread came up
but no luck...cloudy nights keep hampering my efforts

No worries, worldwatcher, my n-laws just showed up with kway tiao,
and while waiting for the meal to be served up, I stepped outside.
While waiting, I gazed up at a gorgeous (virtually) full moon,
(right where it ought to be, according to my observations,
as well as the 100 million+ moon-watchers in my neighborhood)
and pondered what drives these 'moon is scaring me' threads.

ATS attracts a large number of thoughtful and cynical folk
who prefer to view the world as a dubious place, at best.
To play on that bias, it is only necessary to point at something
we take for granted (Lunar orbit. Earth climate, political lies, etc)
and shout "hey - you can't see the problem I do".
Say something like: the problem is hidden from your eyes,
you need to measure it with tools you can't access,
and that the government is also trying to hide this fact.
Voila - instant conspiracy.
And thus a thread starts, with the bulk of the posts debunking.
The initial poster disappears, laughing at all the hubbub,
and counts the ATS points pouring in as some sort of coup.

I imagine there are a few board-hoppers who have refined this tactic
into a fine art in order to try dominating boards.
I reckon it is all some sort of adolescent urge.

The moon is still where it ought to be, worldwatcher.

If it moves, over a billion people will complain - immediately.
First the fishermen,
then the lunar-religionists,
and last,
after a pregnant pause,
astronomers.



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:05 AM
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lol teknik, thanks for confirmation
i didn't doubt it, but i do feel that a compilation of data from different independent sources on the subject might put to rest some of these claims.



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:15 AM
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the moon was amazing last night. orange and huge on the horizon(i know the bigger look is just an illusion.) it looked weird, though. like elongated or flattened, and had a little bump on top. i think it may have been distortion caused by my car windshield, ...but 'who knows?'.

if the orbit changes, it is because of the artificial moon that is right behind it, or because a massive body(like, niburu, for example) is moving through our solar system..



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 12:32 PM
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I'm sorry that I caused myself a good 'ol butt-kickin'. You're right, I should have used the search feature first. But, you ever get that feeling that something just doesn't feel right?



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 03:13 PM
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The link at the bottom will allow you to calculate the coordinates of the moon, i.e., long. & lat., etc.
"Type in the UT date and click the 'calculate' button. This Javascript page will then calculate the apparent geocentric position of the Moon, including corrections for nutation and light travel time, good to about 10 arcsec in longitude."

"This page is based on series and formulas from Jean Meeus' book Astronomical Algorithms, and some of the Javascript code was adapted from the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Moon page by Arkkana Peck."
www.stargazing.net...



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 04:07 PM
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I plugged random dates and noticed the moon wobbles. It did look a little south last night, if the weather dissapates ill have to see where it rises tonight.

[Edited on 4-6-2004 by jrod]



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 04:09 PM
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As i said in a few other threads, the moon has been acting abit strange over the last few weeks. The time does seem to be wrong



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 05:08 PM
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Not Again! This horse is dead! Use the search tool.



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 05:15 PM
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Here's a good link...

www.astrosurf.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 05:27 PM
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Doesn't the moon effect tides?
If something was wrong I'm sure we'd be seeing some effect on the tides.



posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 12:42 AM
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Correct cainey. However, the tides are fine, as is the moon.

People need to remember that the time of the moon rise is also subject to the reletive altitude of both the observer and the horizon. If it is coming up behind a mountain range it will be later than the prediction. If you are on top of a mountain range it will be slightly earlier, etc etc.



posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by Teknik
I imagine there are a few board-hoppers who have refined this tactic
into a fine art in order to try dominating boards.

And no sooner did I get a good night's sleep,
and then I see the smoking gun I was looking for:

Create Your Own Hoax

As ATS gets bigger, and as the board becomes over-run by
adolescents with keyboards instead of minds,
the moon will continue to be howled at to attract 'points'.



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