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    Fullest Moon in 15 Years Tonight

    I just went out and looked at it, it's super bright...

    GOD'S CREATION WILL FEATURE A SPECIAL
    LUNAR SHOW TONIGHT, CHECK THIS OUT...
    Fullest Moon in 15 Years Tonight
    "The biggest full moon in 15 years is set to grace the northern hemisphere tonight..."
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2...t-moon-in.html
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...n-biggest.html


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    Yeah...great...hmph.

    It's difficult enough to...get up, get out and climb into a stand without being noticed at o'dark-thirty...try it when it's not dark!


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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    I just went out and looked at it, it's super bright...

    GOD'S CREATION WILL FEATURE A SPECIAL
    LUNAR SHOW TONIGHT, CHECK THIS OUT...
    Fullest Moon in 15 Years Tonight
    "The biggest full moon in 15 years is set to grace the northern hemisphere tonight..."
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2...t-moon-in.html
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...n-biggest.html
    I'll be barking on front lawn tonight!
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    WOW, I just checked again and I think it's even brighter now...

    I think one of the most interesting things in our Solar System is the moon, and how we can only see ONE SIDE OF THE MOON at pretty much anytime...

    That means, whether you are standing in China or standing in Texas, if you look up at night you will always see the exact same side of the Moon!



    Here's one explanation for it:

    "The Moon is in synchronous rotation, meaning that it keeps nearly the same face turned towards the Earth at all times. Early in the Moon's history, its rotation slowed and became locked in this configuration as a result of frictional effects associated with tidal deformations caused by the Earth.

    Long ago when the Moon spun much faster, its tidal bulge preceded the Earth-Moon line because it could not "snap back" its bulges quickly enough to keep its bulges in line with Earth. The rotation swept the bulge beyond the Earth-Moon line. This out-of-line bulge caused a torque, slowing the Moon spin, like a wrench tightening a nut. When the Moon's spin slowed enough to match its orbital rate, then the bulge always faced Earth, the bulge was in line with Earth, and the torque disappeared. That is why the Moon rotates at the same rate as it orbits and we always see the same side of the Moon."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon

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    Damn thing is bright! Another cool thing about the moon, there is no moon light, it's all sun light.

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    yep bigtime bright.....think winter solstice is sunday

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    It's cloudy as hell here in Michigan. I got a good look at it however in a break in the clouds, amazing.

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    I thought that it seemed kinda bright at night lately...good post bro

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    it was pretty neat to see before I even told my girls, they mentioned how much brighter and larger it was to them. thanks YO

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