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What's Up With The Moon

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A friend on mine sent me a picture of the moon, taken last March. It shows Tycho (the distinctive crater with the "rays" coming off it) at about the 3 o'clock position.

I thought Tycho was down around 6 - 7 o'clock, like the pics on this Wiki page:

Tycho

 

I'm pretty sure the moon appears to have a bit of a wobble, but this seems like it "rotated" almost 90 deg counter clockwise.

 

All the info on line seems to be Mayan Calendar/End Time/tinfoil helmet stuff.

 

Anybody got a non-religious explanation?

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"There is no dark side of the moon"

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A friend on mine sent me a picture of the moon, taken last March. It shows Tycho (the distinctive crater with the "rays" coming off it) at about the 3 o'clock position.

I thought Tycho was down around 6 - 7 o'clock, like the pics on this Wiki page:

Tycho

 

I'm pretty sure the moon appears to have a bit of a wobble, but this seems like it "rotated" almost 90 deg counter clockwise.

 

All the info on line seems to be Mayan Calendar/End Time/tinfoil helmet stuff.

 

Anybody got a non-religious explanation?

Its you who rotated!

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A friend on mine sent me a picture of the moon, taken last March. It shows Tycho (the distinctive crater with the "rays" coming off it) at about the 3 o'clock position.

I thought Tycho was down around 6 - 7 o'clock, like the pics on this Wiki page:

Tycho

 

I'm pretty sure the moon appears to have a bit of a wobble, but this seems like it "rotated" almost 90 deg counter clockwise.

 

All the info on line seems to be Mayan Calendar/End Time/tinfoil helmet stuff.

 

Anybody got a non-religious explanation?

Held the camera upside-down.

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The position of any feature of the moon on the clock relative to the horizon would depend entirely on latitude, hemisphere and time of day.

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A friend on mine sent me a picture of the moon, taken last March. It shows Tycho (the distinctive crater with the "rays" coming off it) at about the 3 o'clock position.

I thought Tycho was down around 6 - 7 o'clock, like the pics on this Wiki page:

Tycho

 

I'm pretty sure the moon appears to have a bit of a wobble, but this seems like it "rotated" almost 90 deg counter clockwise.

 

All the info on line seems to be Mayan Calendar/End Time/tinfoil helmet stuff.

 

Anybody got a non-religious explanation?

Held the camera upside-down.

 

He's slowly working his way through this.............

 

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He's slowly working his way through this.............

 

weed.jpg

 

 

 

NorCal? grow your own bud and bottle your own wine... nice harvest...

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A friend on mine sent me a picture of the moon, taken last March. It shows Tycho (the distinctive crater with the "rays" coming off it) at about the 3 o'clock position.

I thought Tycho was down around 6 - 7 o'clock, like the pics on this Wiki page:

Tycho

 

I'm pretty sure the moon appears to have a bit of a wobble, but this seems like it "rotated" almost 90 deg counter clockwise.

 

All the info on line seems to be Mayan Calendar/End Time/tinfoil helmet stuff.

 

Anybody got a non-religious explanation?

 

Just a glitch in the matrix. Ought to be OK again next time you check it.

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It's a sign. We've been waiting for it. It's time to give away all your stuff. What kinda boat do you have?

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omg, the magnetic poles have flipped on the moon.... were next.... 12/21/12

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PB - a few old surfboards is all that's left. You're welcome to ride hood ornament on the antique 10' 6" Greek - Bolen Model, when the 3000 ft. tsunami rolls in.

 

jc17... holy crap ! cough... cough. It's going to take at least another week to get through that.

 

After spending a couple hours scouring the interwebs, all I could come up with was tin foil helmet stuff.

That's the strangest part.

 

However, I did read that the metalized mylar party balloons make a much more comfortable helmet than foil.

 

Cheers guys... cough..

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After spending a couple hours scouring the interwebs, all I could come up with was tin foil helmet stuff.

That's the strangest part.

 

 

 

Honestly, how hard can this be?

 

Imagine you are standing at the North Pole looking at the full moon. Let's say that Tycho Crater appears to you to be at 6 o'clock.

 

Now, if someone else were to stand and gaze at the full moon at the same moment from the South Pole, where, on the clock, would Tycho Crater appear to them?

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...but the picture I referenced in the OP (showing Tycho at 3 o'clock), and my casual night time observations over the years (where Tycho always seemed to be around 6 ish) were from the same spot on the planet... ie: SoCal.

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Honestly, how hard can this be?

 

Imagine you are standing at the North Pole looking at the full moon. Let's say that Tycho Crater appears to you to be at 6 o'clock.

 

Now, if someone else were to stand and gaze at the full moon at the same moment from the South Pole, where, on the clock, would Tycho Crater appear to them?

 

6 o'clock. An 8000 mile difference ain't going to make much difference along a 240,000 mile long azimuth.

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...but the picture I referenced in the OP (showing Tycho at 3 o'clock), and my casual night time observations over the years (where Tycho always seemed to be around 6 ish) were from the same spot on the planet... ie: SoCal.

 

 

And if you're not at a pole, the angle of the moon will appear to change throughout the day. If you are at 45 degrees latitude in the previous example, then at moonrise, Tycho will appear to be at the 4:30 position on the clock, but will change throughout the night to appear at 7:30 on the clock at moonset.

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Honestly, how hard can this be?

 

Imagine you are standing at the North Pole looking at the full moon. Let's say that Tycho Crater appears to you to be at 6 o'clock.

 

Now, if someone else were to stand and gaze at the full moon at the same moment from the South Pole, where, on the clock, would Tycho Crater appear to them?

 

6 o'clock. An 8000 mile difference ain't going to make much difference along a 240,000 mile long azimuth.

 

If you're standing on your head, maybe.

 

The key word here is appears -- as in appears to the person standing upright on the surface of the earth -- or, put another way, relative to the horizon -- which is how most people take pictures.

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OGR, I get the fact that a particular landmark on the moon will appear to change position.

It was the amount of change that caught my attention.

Orbital dynamics is not my strong suit.

Thanks for your insights.

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Honestly, how hard can this be?

 

Imagine you are standing at the North Pole looking at the full moon. Let's say that Tycho Crater appears to you to be at 6 o'clock.

 

Now, if someone else were to stand and gaze at the full moon at the same moment from the South Pole, where, on the clock, would Tycho Crater appear to them?

 

Hahaha that's a trick question. The Tycho Crater wouldn't be on the clock, it would be on the MOON, ya dumbass.

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Honestly, how hard can this be?

 

Imagine you are standing at the North Pole looking at the full moon. Let's say that Tycho Crater appears to you to be at 6 o'clock.

 

Now, if someone else were to stand and gaze at the full moon at the same moment from the South Pole, where, on the clock, would Tycho Crater appear to them?

 

Hahaha that's a trick question. The Tycho Crater wouldn't be on the clock, it would be on the MOON, ya dumbass.

 

 

Hahaha I was thinking over the horizon, but your right, it wouldn`t be on the clock!

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Honestly, how hard can this be?

 

Imagine you are standing at the North Pole looking at the full moon. Let's say that Tycho Crater appears to you to be at 6 o'clock.

 

Now, if someone else were to stand and gaze at the full moon at the same moment from the South Pole, where, on the clock, at what clock position on the face of the moon would Tycho Crater appear to them?

 

Hahaha that's a trick question. The Tycho Crater wouldn't be on the clock, it would be on the MOON, ya dumbass.

 

Hahaha I was thinking over the horizon, but your right, it wouldn`t be on the clock!

 

 

Okay, okay, okay, okay, already! :P

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...but the picture I referenced in the OP (showing Tycho at 3 o'clock), and my casual night time observations over the years (where Tycho always seemed to be around 6 ish) were from the same spot on the planet... ie: SoCal.

 

 

You misremembered

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... one of the few things I'm getting better at, as I get older.

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PB - a few old surfboards is all that's left. You're welcome to ride hood ornament on the antique 10' 6" Greek - Bolen Model, when the 3000 ft. tsunami rolls in.

:lol:

When da volcano blow I'm gonna ride my 12 foot Laird SUP thank you. More stable and I can bring my beach chair......

 

But I will take the board, sounds sweet!

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A true log. Probably take the both of us to carry it.

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