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 Post subject: Supermoon 2018
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:54 am 
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A cool way to start the New Year.

http://earthsky.org/todays-image/photos ... jan-1-2018

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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon 2018
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Big phenomenon at the end of this month: but, bad news if you live in the U.S.

Super blue blood moon eclipse to occur for the first time in 150 years
https://inhabitat.com/super-blue-blood- ... 150-years/

On January 31, turn your eyes to the sky, because the moon is going to do something that it hasn’t done in a century and a half. On the last day of the month, lucky celestial viewers are going to witness a super blue blood moon eclipse.

So what is a super blue blood moon eclipse? Let’s break it down. The supermoon is when the full moon is closest to the Earth, so it looks extremely bright and big. A blue moon is when the moon is full for a second time in a calendar month. Then, while all that is happening, there is going to be a total lunar eclipse. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s also going to be a blood moon at the same time – something that occurs when blue light filters out of the atmosphere during an eclipse, making the moon appear red.

In the U.S., the eclipse itself won’t be very visible except in Hawaii and Alaska. But viewers in New Zealand, Australia, parts of Asia, and Indonesia are in for a real treat. And in case you were wondering, the answer is no. The super blue blood moon eclipse doesn’t mean anything special, except that it is an exciting convergence of multiple interesting lunar phenomena.

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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon 2018
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I don't know X, that is pretty good copy but I think there's room for some more exciting adjectives in there.

Perhaps we could to get some professional sportscasters to look it over and see if they can't dress it up to squeeze out even more excitement for the event.

Maybe we could figure out how to get rid of that bummer if you live in the US part. Make it sound like we get to have the best part.

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I know how to fix it, scrap the eclipse part, the earth will get in the way and block and spoil some of the view for viewers in New Zealand, Australia, parts of Asia, and in Indonesia they will hardly be able to see a thing. But here in the US we will have the most wonderful completely uninterrupted view of the super duper full moon. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon 2018
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C'mon Sam. How else are you going to get people excited about astronomy?

Jack Horkheimer used to do it mainly with his goofy smile and enthusiasm, but he's dead.

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I used to love watching him sit on the rings of Saturn. So comfy. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Supermoon 2018
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C'mon Sam. How else are you going to get people excited about astronomy?

Jack Horkheimer used to do it mainly with his goofy smile and enthusiasm, but he's dead.

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I used to love watching him sit on the rings of Saturn. So comfy. :D
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