posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 02:23 PM
Originally posted by CherubBaby
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
I will supply my own pics, not stock footage. As far as the comment about the trails? I have something to post on that, now that you bring the subject
up... "Like This"? Like this meaning the moon is tilted constantly in what used to be seldom seen is now the norm.
But it's not constantly tilted. It varies over the course of a year, just like it varied this past year since the last time we discussed this (8
months past since you last posted on the subject here, and 10 months since the last time a heavily tilted Moon was discussed).
That is to say any given phase at a given point (say, for example, the first quarter Moon 1 hour from setting) will have an apparent tilt that will
vary depending on the time of the year -- and always appear tilted the same amount around the same time of the year for over various years. That
difference throughout the year is due to the difference in the tilt of the earth relative to the Moon's position
I mean, this isn't advanced astronomy -- it's pretty basic stuff that has been known by skywatchers for a long, long time. The old folklore ideas of
a "Cheshire Moon" or a "Wet Moon" at night did not happen all the time throughout the year, but only during certain times of the year, hence the
reasons for giving them special names.
EDIT TO ADD:
If you provide pics, please use pics that provide a horizontal or vertical reference, like the ones I provided.
edit on 12/11/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)