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Anyone observe anything odd about the moon tonight

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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 12:40 AM
I really didn't want to make a new thread about this, I just wanted to ask others if they noticed any oddities tonight with the moon.

The reason I ask is that on Monday night and last night I went out jogging and then stargazing afterwards.

Both nights the moon was filling from the bottom, like a cup of water slowly filling. I know others on this site exclaimed of the oddity of this, but it has been explained that that happens.

Also, it was setting due west of my position.

Tonight, it looked like the moon was tilted at an angle with the right higher than the left. (It also looked a little bulgy, but that could just be distortion from the atmosphere) It was also setting about twenty degrees north of due west from me. And lastly, it set nearly two hours later than the night before. I thought the time difference every night was about fifty minutes.

My mother-in-law and husband think I have lost it. I have not been drinking, or snorting anything by the way.

I am located at the southern tip of Alabama, if that makes any difference to anyone.

I am not spouting any theories about this. I just wanted to know if anyone else noticed this, or if this is something natural and I am a little puzzled over nothing.

Thanks in advance to the science afficianados who know there stuff and to the more observant people than me.

ETA: No I do not have any photos. I didn't take the befores because I didn't know I would need them and for the afters I didn't have a camera available.
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 12:44 AM
I am not sure, but I was a little confused about the angle of the moon tonight too. Maybe I am imagining things... I live in Central Alberta, the moon is still visible from my apartment, maybe I should go look again.

Moon update: Looks a little big for a "almost" half full moon. Angle still seems to be a little off to me, sorry, I wish I had a camera.

Maybe this is just related to the fact that he moon is coming closer, reaching its perigee... Or are we losing our minds. (Or collective mind, in the essence of the universal consciousness.)
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 12:48 AM
were all going to die!!!!!!!!!
sry just had to get that out of my system
the moon is def actng strange imo
dont know what imo means but i thought i'd throuw it in there

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 12:50 AM
My post.

The moon has indeed been acting very odd. And we are not the only ones to notice it.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 12:50 AM
reply to post by icecold7

Seems to be a taboo subject...either its explainable or we r nuts..

..but yes..i thought the same

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by amarenell

Yeah i noticed it to. But the only thing i have heard about the moon was that it's getting closer to Earth. Also when it got at such a range it caused the earthquake in japan.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:01 AM

Supermoon 19 March 2011 | moon closest to earth on 19th March 2011 | Supermoon Wiki | Super Moon 19.03.2011 Close to Earth | Super Moon Wikipedia

Its probably already changing in its distance.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:21 AM
2 Days ago I was on my balcony here in West Australia looking out over the Indian ocean and the moon was blood red and very eerie, I said to my wife something bad is about to happen.

This Earthquake isn't it, something bigger on its way I feelz.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:23 AM
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I am still puzzled but not alone.

Reno, I read your post a few days ago and tried to find it in search. I didn't actually want to make a thread of this so I wanted to just post to yours. Unfortunately, search did not find.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:38 AM
The one thing I finally noticed unusual (to me) about the moon was that it seemed in an awful hurry tonight. I can't remember it tracking across the sky and setting so fast. I'm sure it has always done that from time to time depending on its position relative to my perspective. I just never noticed it before. Interesting. I admit to paying attention to it for once, due to the "supermoon". I looked. It doesn't look any closer than normal to me. LOL, with all the hype I guess I was half expecting it to be practically at my treetops or something!

Sigh...I guess I shouldn't be so glib about this. I have relatives in Tokyo and other parts of Japan. I believe they are okay but we haven't been able to get a hold of them yet. I hate to think it even remotely possible this Supermoon phenomena played a role in that disaster.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:45 AM
yeah a group of us had a lenghty conversation last night about it. either the moon is shifting or the earth is shifting. I cant put my finger on it though. Two suns being seen in china and the moon looking odd. Leads me to believe something has shifted. wierd indeed. And yes even in Afghanistan it looks weird. I have no technical proof to back up my theory, other than how the earth is behaving as of lately. Thats all the proof I need though.
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:47 AM

The moons orbit moves it north or south along the plane of the ecliptic quite regularly.

This image above shows the path of several orbits.

If the moon is far into the northern hemisphere
then the light on it should be a bit
more towards the bottom
than evenly left or right.

David Grouchy

p.s. look for the moon's ground track as marked in the very upper left of the image.

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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:55 AM
I'm in my 40's and I can't honestly say one way or the other if the moon appears changed to me. I always took it for granted, quite honestly. It's my six year old who insists there's something not right about the moon. She was the one pointing out the Cheshire Cat moon and saying the points are all wrong in the crescent. She is the one tonight, staying up late, (bad mom) who noticed the moon moving awfully fast in the sky. We had noted its position when we got home from a late dinner out and as we were reading together we saw it pretty much speed across the sky. We went downstairs to tell my husband about it and by the time we (just me and my daughter) got back up about 15 minutes later it had set. Goodness, that was quick! I'm not going to sit here and write out angles and times. I'm just saying it looked like it was hauling butt across the sky tonight. My husband says that's normal at certain times. He would know, since he is the one who does pay attention and has often enjoyed photographing the moon. I don't know why my kid is so insistent there is something "off" about the moon. She's been going on about it for pretty much the whole winter. I guess she's just at that age where she is noticing the world and has a lot of questions and maybe some preconceived notions about how things ought to work. If it all doesn't match up exactly with what she sees in the diagrams and pictures in our books, she gets a bit freaky about it. Someday she's going to fit right in here!

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 02:13 AM
Its the cheese. The Moon being made from green cheese, at certain times the cheese goes off. When it does the Moon looks a bit strange. It is usually a matter of someone having left the refrigerator door open. When that person comes back and closes the door the cheese will return to normal.

By the way, did you know that the UFOs which are being reported lately are here on Earth to steal our coal? It is their staple diet. Aliens are very partial to Anthracite in particular and will travel long distances to get it. So, if you have any coal, keep an eye on it and, if you can, lock it away. You can`t be too careful. I keep mine under the bed where they can`t get at it.

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 01:43 AM
I, too, have noticed something very strange about the moon lately. I am on the mid north coast of NSW Australia. The rising waning moon has had its bright side facing towards the south, with its right tip up and left tip lowered. This indicates to me that the sun is in the southern hemisphere, it is now after the equinox and the sun should be lighting the moon from the north. The stars seemed to have moved as well, the direction of the Milky Way seems to be more to the north west. Its like the whole thing has jumped more into winter, with the moon showing more like summer.
I also noticed last week that the sun shone way more into my building at midday from the northern sky. it was not shining there last week, and it didnt creep in there over the days and weeks, it like jumped there, all of a sudden one day at midday, there was sun where there was no sun the day before.
People around me are humouring me. It is such a releif to find this site where others have noticed the same things as me.
My birthname is Diana, Iv studied the Goddess of the Moon. I watch the cycles of nature and feel intune......until now.
My explaination to myself, is the recent earthquake moved the axis of the Earth, combined with the full moon, the perigee, and the Equinox. I have seen an extreme in nature. I am in the southern hemisphere, the opposite side of the Earth from me is the northern hemisphere, so the sun must be positioned in the south end of the northern hemisphere, which it is now. Exept I would still expect the sun to be shinging on the moon from the north.
I am convinced the axis has moved significantly, enough for all of us to notice.
thank you, and I look forward to continued reading here.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:12 AM
reply to post by GodessDiana

I am on the West Coast in Perth. The moon has been very strange lately, but there quite a number of other unusual sights in the sky. The rising of 'Venus' about 4am is quite spectacular and stays very clear until well after sun rise. The recent air traffic changes make it look very much like an incoming plane over the Darling Ranges. At the moment I am waiting to see the new moon at about 7am but so far it has not arrived and I have been thinking that it is too new?. Any one know about this? Orion is very prominent early evening and the Southern Cross pointer..... well it used to point to the south..... didn't it? There does seem to be a lot of confusion and uncertainty on many of these sites ....but then that does make a change from arrogance and certainty. Does it not?

posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 04:33 AM
reply to post by ahilgan

Finally, someone who has observed what I have seen. I agree the stars are at a different angle to where I expect them to be for this time of year. and since posting here I have explained it to myself. My question to you is.... why are you looking in the morning sky for the new moon?? unless I have truely lost it... the new moon has been setting in the evening sky, for my years anyway.
so if you see the moon in the evening sky, let me know, because its cloudy here on the east coast NSW.

posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 06:09 AM
My story is even stranger. About two years ago, mid summer, on a very clear night, there was a full moon. The weather was balmy and it was about 1:00 am eastern time. I was heading off to bed and had the front door open and went to close it. When I looked out I saw the moon and thought I would enjoy the weather for a spell b4 heading off to bed, so I sat on my porch steps taking it all in. A breeze had picked up and you could see clouds starting to form. Nothing unusual...but as I am watching the clouds forming near the full moon they are gathering mass. Again nothing unusual. At this time I am thinking perhaps rain in the morning. But as I sit and watch the clouds form which are illuminated by the moon. I noticed that the clouds were quite dark on the far side of them, but they begin to move towards the moon closer and I am anticipating them to cover the moon as you would expect them to block sections of the moon. But, that is not what happened. What happened was the clouds, and I swear on my life, actually went behind the moon. I thought I was seeing things. So I quickly jumped up and got my field glasses out, which I always keep near my front door because I am an avid amateur astronomer. Would have pulled my telescope out but I had broke my reflection mirror in an accident moving it around while cleaning. But anyways, I got my glasses out, and I swear to God that when I looked in my binoculars I was not seeing things, the clouds in fact were behind the moon. I was so shaken that I called my husband who was watching tv, to see what I was seeing, to make sure I wasn't wrong. And even he saw it. I then dug around for my meade binoculars because they have a recording device that can take movies of what you are seeing and I recorded as long as it would let me.

Now I know that some clouds are vaporous and can pass over the moon and barely be visible because the ambient light is so bright that it looks as though they aren't there, but when you view the moon when this happens it appears a tad bit hazy. But, this was not the case, the moon was crystal clear, you could see every nook and cranny not anywhere was there a haze at all. And the thing is the clouds were being illuminated by the moon from behind. They were bright up closest and dark around the edges. I am an artist. I work all the time with light, and I swear, the light was consistent with being illuminated from a light source in front, and not behind as it would be if the clouds were passing over the moon. I was so freaked out, but i was so thrilled I got it on a video. The only problem is when I went to hook up the binoculars to my computer to download it, I realized that I couldn't get it to work because I had gotten a new computer and the driver didn't work with vista. I had bought the binoculars a few years b4 when I had a computer with windows xp. I did everything I could think of to try to get it to work, and there was no driver update that I could find. It was the first time I had used my program on my new computer and had no idea that it wasn't going to work. OMG. I was so completely bummed out. I tried to keep the memory in the binoculars till I could call meade and see what I could do in the morning, but the batteries drain within a certain amount of time holding the video. By morning the batteries were spent and I had no backups. All proof was gone.

To this day it still stay in my mind, and I know what I saw. It was the the most unsettling thing of my life, I had heard people say that the moon is man made or rather other worldly made and I cant tell you how much that day made me wonder. The sick part is that I lost the proof I had because of vista on my computer grrr...

posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 07:04 AM
reply to post by amarenell

Well, I just got nowhere from my astonishment.
Today when I went to work I noticed too the shape of smiling moon and I was stunned. I discuss with my colleagues and no one cares except one who told me that this was not possible because he has never seen that moon,
A curious fact; we are same age.
I have always observed the sky, its a kind of mania and i have seen so many oddities since last year on the moon or the clouds, I live in the city and often the sky is overcast and gray but today was clear a few hours and the moon pretty visible so I am puzzled because I've never seen the moon phase in that position then i come to the net and boards and i saw your thread. The amazing thing for me is "this" is usual as i founded info in internet and i cant believe it yet. What is happening? Its weird I dont remember nothing written in my past about these smiling moon orientation.
I hope not another anomaly of the timeline. I am intrigued

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 09:56 PM
reply to post by zaper

I have watched the waning moon last night from NSW Australia. It rose in the southern sky and was lit from a southerly direction.
As it rose it turned, and set this morning in a more northern sky and was lit from a northerly direction.
Can all you people have a look PLEASE PLEASE, and let me know what you see.
thank you

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