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Does the moon look extremly bright to anyone else?

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
reply to post by SwissPort905v2
 


No.

I live in England, the time is 22:45.

The moon is full but it looks no brighter than on anyother full moon, sorry.

Maybe i'm in the wrong part of the world.


My cousin lives in England and he says it's bright as all get out.




posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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I don't know about the physics of the moon but yes, it is particularly bright the last couple of nights. I saw someone mention earlier that it is a 'thunder moon'. My initial thought was that solar activity is higher the last few days.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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Absolutely. In California over the weekend we were sitting under a high pressure system which keep the atmosphere relatively calm and clear above the area. I believe the same effect is found with starlight. Been noticing it since I was a kid in East Texas. It has everything to do with atmospheric conditions.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Come Clean
PS...yeah my back is to the chair but China's front is facing it. Guess what, even they see the same side as we do.

A better experiment would be to have two people on opposite sides of that chair. At what point will one of those people view the opposite side of the moon?

Answer....never.

Because it doesn't rotate on it's own axis.


But in your example, the earth would have to be some kind of enclosure that rotates around the moon. In the example being given, the person walking around the chair represents the moon, not the earth.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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I am in the UK too.

Very bright



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by dbloch7986
reply to post by Solasis
 


Absolutely. In California over the weekend we were sitting under a high pressure system which keep the atmosphere relatively calm and clear above the area. I believe the same effect is found with starlight. Been noticing it since I was a kid in East Texas. It has everything to do with atmospheric conditions.


THANK YOU. It's about time someone actually tried to answer the question at hand. That theory seems to make a lot of sense. It still strikes me as a bit odd that this same thing would occur in such a variety of places on the globe on one night, but I don't understand a damn thing about meteorology so it all sounds good.

I am finally mollified.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Wow, I thought it was just me..
Last night 7/25/2010, I noticed the intense brightness from the moon. It was actually bright enough to cast a "rainbow ring " around the moon off some clouds. I really wish I had a camera on me at the time.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by nataylor
Nothing "rotates" when you use the rotating object as the frame of reference. Duh. This is not some huge revelation.

In the frame of reference of the earth, the sun, or any other object in the solar system, the moon IS rotating, though.


Exactly.

What this guy said.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by Come Clean
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Excellent point Sash. It does not rotate. It revolves.
It rotates AND revolves at exactly the same rate, which is why the same side always faces the earth.

If it revolved but didn't rotate, different parts of the earth would see different sides of the moon.

If it rotated but didn't revolve, parts of the earth would never see the moon.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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Not sure about CO but I can say Aus and SoCal have desert and costal climates. I believe CO also was warm this weekend which is usually indicative of a high pressure system.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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The wife and I remember the "face" on the moon only slightly tilted to the right.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed the man on the moon seemed much more tilted to the right than I remembered at about the 2 and 8 oclock positions.
This morning on the way to work the face on the moon was completely tilted to the right at the 3 and 9 oclock positions.
Is this some sort of optical illusion from our atmosphere?
Has anyone else noticed this?
I have seen 2 other people post on this thread about the moon being tilted. Glad Im not the only one to notice.
Im 44 and have been looking at the moon for many years and dont ever remember seeing the face of the man in the moon sideways.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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This is a July full moon and apparently has always been very bright. 'Thunder moon' as mentioned earlier was an adaptation of the Native American 'Buck Full Moon'.

Full Moons Listed Here



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Whalin Rift
Im 44 and have been looking at the moon for many years and dont ever remember seeing the face of the man in the moon sideways.
It's always going to change apparent angle by some amount because the moon doesn't change orientation during its orbit.


Here's the orientation of the moon when it rises:


Here's the orientation of the moon when it sets:


Notice how it's apparently rotated by about 180 degrees? Thats because the same part of the moon always points north. So if it rises in the east, one side is closest to the horizon. As it moves through the sky, the point closest to the horizon changes until it is eventually at the opposite side when it sets.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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You don't think it is a bit odd?
It "rotates" at PRECISELY the speed to make one revolution at the completion of ONE orbit around the earth?
Perfect synchronicity?
Do you believe our solar system was designed by a creator?



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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ye my friend was about to make a thread of it.. the moon made my eyes hurt, i said to myself" wtf, is the moon closer????"

its beautiful, for the few seconds u can watch at it.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by Stewie
You don't think it is a bit odd?
It "rotates" at PRECISELY the speed to make one revolution at the completion of ONE orbit around the earth?
Perfect synchronicity?
Do you believe our solar system was designed by a creator?

It's called tidal locking. The moon didn't always rotate at the same speed it orbits. But due to tidal forces, it now does. No creator needed... just gravity.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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Thank you nataylor. I did not know this.
A most excelent answer to my question.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by Stewie
reply to post by dbloch7986
 

You don't think it is a bit odd?
It "rotates" at PRECISELY the speed to make one revolution at the completion of ONE orbit around the earth?
Perfect synchronicity?
Do you believe our solar system was designed by a creator?



Just because something is explained by science doesnt mean it wasn't made by a Creator. I don't even know how that plays into this. If I was going to make a game, I would create rules for it too. Those rules are what science is trying to define.

There are a lot of odd one in a billion chances, but in a universe with trillions of opportunities you would expect to see some things that have a one in a billion chance of happening to happen.

My opinion of how the moon got there doesn't matter. All that matters is that it is there.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:48 PM
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The moon looked simply breathtaking lastnight in va i got some pic but they didnt turn out that well... but it was so big and so bright..



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:51 PM
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it must be the aliens, they like to mess with nature in order to befuddle us mortals. just kidding, maybe it is a sign the sun is getting brighter, which could explain the increase in heat.



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