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Does the moon look extremly bright to anyone else?

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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Well I remember last year about this time people made this same type of thread and someone said it was the "harvest moon." It is very bright though even if it is not the "harvest moon."




posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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thought a street light had taken off there for a second.
it's super bright, i usually stare at it with my binoculars but it's painful right now.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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I was just talking about the moon on ATS chat yesterday. It truly is mesmerizing.

It is definitely ultra bright, last month as well. I was talking to some friends about it and how when its a full moon, its like a whole new "time of day." you know there's like, morning, afternoon, evening, dusk, and then on full moon nights, there is this magical timeframe where everything is softly lit in the beautiful glow of the moon. I love it.

-Sol (loves moon)



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:17 AM
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lol, there is no point of me loading my photo's, you can't even tell its the moon.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:19 AM
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1:15 a.m. Louisiana

The moon is simply mesmerizing tonight! My children and I were outside earlier and we were captivated by the sheer beauty and size. We initially went outside because of the unusually loud thunder and lightning storm we were having. The moon was hiding behind some dark clouds which produced an unusual aura of bright light. The picture that we took did not capture the overwhelming beauty that we were seeing. My son ran inside to get his telescope, but the moon was too bright to get a clear view of it. Has anyone noticed that if you stare at the moon for more than 10 seconds it appears to vibrate? All of us experienced this. Hope you enjoy the picture!

i26.tinypic.com...



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by Solasis
Oh, WOW. It does look especially bright. Does anyone know what's causing that?


Extra solar particals....
2nd my 1 cent.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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reply to post by Erica1631
 


WOW, i was looking at the moon today and i thought it was vibrating, but i didn't want to ask my working partner, for obvious reasons



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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I have actually found a feature on the camera that makes it PERFECT! When i go to function settings, theres a thing called "ND Filter". If I switch ND filter to "ON" and set another thing to "Spot" ( there are 3 choices, Evaluative, Center Weighted Avg, and Spot ) so I switch it to Spot, and all the brightness goes away, with a clean image. I will post Images soon. I also tried doing the flash trick, but it did not work.

[edit on 26-7-2010 by YouCanCallMeKM]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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It's not the harvest moon, as mentioned above, but rather the '
Thunder Moon'. It is brighter, so bright and with usual summer storms it lights up the thunderhead clouds, hence the name Thunder Moon. Someone above got it right, it is particles that make it appear brighter.

edit to fix spelling error

[edit on 26-7-2010 by space cadet]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:37 AM
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Alright, so here is a picture I took with my setting as seen in my above post. This is how it came out. Now the reason it's not crystal clear is because I zoomed in all the way (24x) but you can still see the moon, and how the setting made it look not bright at all. I will try to get a picture of the moon, while looking threw my telescope.

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In these one I zoomed out a little bit to get better detail. Still not great thought, I'll try to get those telescope shots.

i865.photobucket.com...


[edit on 26-7-2010 by YouCanCallMeKM]

[edit on 26-7-2010 by YouCanCallMeKM]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:38 AM
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Farmers Almanac has a description of the full moon names. Scroll down to July to find the Thunder Moon. It is also called the Full Hay Moon.


www.farmersalmanac.com...



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:39 AM
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I've been outside twice tonight, and I was thinking that it's bright. I wish I had brought my telescope to where I'm at now!



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:42 AM
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LOL hahah

you druggies



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:46 AM
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Simply beautiful! Thanks for the picture. It looks like there are millions of stars surrounding the moon in the night sky, doesn't it? The beauty of it all is such a nice break from all of the devastation we are experiencing here on earth.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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It sure is bright tonight. Its shining down on me as i type this. Can't remember seeing it this bright before.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:52 AM
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That's funny! After reading all of the posts you would think that we are taking some type of "moon" altering drug.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:52 AM
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Originally posted by Erica1631
reply to post by YouCanCallMeKM
 


Simply beautiful! Thanks for the picture. It looks like there are millions of stars surrounding the moon in the night sky, doesn't it? The beauty of it all is such a nice break from all of the devastation we are experiencing here on earth.


I'm not %100 to what you are referring too, but yeas you can spot out some stars in the picture., but most of those dots and stuff you see in the black portion of the picture is called noise, and its there because I'm so zoomed in.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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Originally posted by SwissPort905v2
wow dude, is it just me, or does it look like the moons change rotation in those pictures?.... because where i am the man on the moon ant sideways like that... i can't see the crators right now its too ''dark!'' bright** ( lol now that was a brain fart )

Depending on where you stand on the Earth, the Moon's features will seem to be at different angles.

As to the brightness of the moon, honestly I can't tell if it is brighter than normal or not, but then again I live in an area with tons of light pollution (NYC, maybe the worst anywhere).

If it is indeed brighter, my only thought is that it could be a result of being in near a solar maximum right now? More sunspots mean more solar flares. If there's a lot of big solar flares going on, maybe it's causing the average brightness of the sun to increase? But really, could it actually brighten so much just from solar flares to do that? Not even sure it's possible.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 02:01 AM
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Is it just me, or is the moon very bright? - Thread from 2008

Does the Moon seem really bright tonight? - Thread from February this year

Moon emitting really strong light, page 1 - Thread from 2007

etc....



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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There is a lot of cloud cover moving through Fargo right now. I went out my front door and took this. Pretty darn bright.






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