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mainsheetsister

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Full Moon on 23 June

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 11:32 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season.

This moon has also been known as the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon.

 

Charlie Foxtrot

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Bitchin!

...and not to burst this magical bubble, but the moon's orbit is elliptical, and so this "super moon" shit happens every year....
Sssssshhhhhhhhh....

You'll harsh my moon howlin' mellow. :rolleyes: ;)

Due to all the other wobbly bits tumbling about the sun, about 5 or so years ago, a perigee full moon was as close to the earth as it had been in a hundred plus years.

 
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mainsheetsister

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8 July

New Moon

The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth.

This phase occurs at 07:14 UTC.

This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

 

mainsheetsister

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Just announced by International Astronomical Union:

Kerberos and Styx are the official names of P4 and P5, the two most recently discovered moons of Pluto. They orbit the dwarf planet with Charon, Hydra, and Nix.

 

mainsheetsister

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July 22 - Full Moon.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 18:15 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.

 

redboat

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July 22 - Full Moon.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 18:15 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.

But the stars are in your eyes.......................

 

elle

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July 22 - Full Moon.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 18:15 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.
damn...wish i would still be in the mountains for that.

 

mainsheetsister

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July 22 - Full Moon.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 18:15 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.

But the stars are in your eyes.......................
Sweet thought, thank you....but I am a certifiable lunatic.

 

mainsheetsister

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July 27-28

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower!

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.

It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht.

The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 27 and morning of July 28.

The second quarter moon will block out most of the faint meteors, but you should still be able to catch quite a few good ones if you are patient.

Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

 

austin1972

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The Perseids could be awesome this year. Falls on a weekend with a crescent moon.

 
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Charlie Foxtrot

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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Snaps A Picture Of Earth From Saturn

 
July 27-28

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower!

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.

It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht.

The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 27 and morning of July 28.

The second quarter moon will block out most of the faint meteors, but you should still be able to catch quite a few good ones if you are patient.

Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
Was a bit offshore Saturday night on an overnight sail. Great show before the moon rose around midnight.

 

Gouvernail

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I saw a moderately bright shooter almost due north. going east to west around ten pm on the 30th.

Was it part of D.A. M.S.???

 

mainsheetsister

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I saw a moderately bright shooter almost due north. going east to west around ten pm on the 30th.

Was it part of D.A. M.S.???
Could be.....meteors are visible all the time...dust and debris from space enters Earth's atmosphere constantly.

Meteor showers occur at regular times of year as Earth passes through the debris left behind in the orbital path of a comet.

 

mainsheetsister

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August 6 - New Moon.

The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth.

This phase occurs at 21:51 UTC.

This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

 
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