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Did the moon shrink?

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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Hmm, go outside and look.

Usually, isn't the bright star suppose to be near the moon? Hmm, now it looks like we have 2 bright stars. So, what planets are these this time?



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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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*sigh*

Friend, what direction are you even looking? Give me something to work with and I'll check with my Sky Map smartphone hippie doohickey.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Hmmm, Strange because where I live (southern east coast) The moon is but a sliver, it's very crescent. Your POV of the moon looks a bit broader.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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I can't tell anything from your picture.

Care to provide more information as to where you are, which direction that picture was taken, what's your star sign, etc.?

20 bucks says this devolves into a Nibiru thread.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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My apologies, I should have hand washed it in lukewarm water and let it air dry.

But I've only got so many hours to wash it and I've got to hang it back up there before nightfall.

Cut me a little slack!



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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See what I mean?

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Another perfect example.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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im surprised you can see the moon at all considering its waxing from a new moon lunaf.com...
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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Visible planets should be venus and jupiter



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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I had a fellow skywatcher give me some advice on this site once and I will do the same for you now...

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Yuh, it's only 8PM and the stars look wacked.
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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Has m'lady been hitting the Strawberry Hill a wee bit early this evening?

Just saying...



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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It would be a beautiful night to photograph the moon, if it wasn't drizzling here and the sky wasn't a full overcast. With a nice timed exposure during a waxing phase one can also image some stars, and of course the whole moon with just 4% of it overexposed.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Yes. The moon shrunk.



haters gonna hate.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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Shrinkage is normal in cold places.

Ask George Costanza.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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hahah......no....



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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The precise measurements vary, but the moon is moving approximately 1.5 inches away from the Earth every year.

emphasis added by me:


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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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As we move into late February and early March, the moon will move up and away from Mercury and pass near Venus on the 25th and Jupiter on the 26th. Mercury also moves up and away from the sun and will soon become much easier to see.

Here is an illustration of how different a Perigee and Apogee moon can look in the sky due to it's elliptical orbit, of course this varies because just this last March we had a large Supermoon, later on that.



Unfortunately the moon was near Perigee around January 17th, and is still closer to earth now than most of the year, so if anything the moon should be LARGER in the sky right now.

Lunar Perigee and Apogee Calendar.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by chr0naut
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My apologies, I should have hand washed it in lukewarm water and let it air dry.

But I've only got so many hours to wash it and I've got to hang it back up there before nightfall.

Cut me a little slack!


All there asking for is some kind of coordinates..better yet, zoom out and take a bigger picture of the sky. That should take much less time then washing your hands.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Geez it's the two bright stars, you can't miss it.


Okay, I took more snapshots, but you won't believe me anyway. Give me a minute.

It's 9PM and this thing is as low as the roof top of my neighbor but you're all going say it's a street light.

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Now this was higher an hour ago, but it is going lower.










 
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