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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Perigee's Full Moon
NASA ^ | June 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 06/21/2013 9:11:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: A big, bright, beautiful Full Moon will rise at sunset on Sunday. Its exact full phase (June 23, 11:32 UT) will occur shortly before it reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit, and make it the largest Full Moon of 2013. But such circumstances are not very rare. The full lunar phase falls near the Moon's orbit perigee about every 14 lunar months. That means the following Full Perigee Moon will be on August 10, 2014, the 14th Full Moon after June 23. On May 5, 2012, 14 Full Moons ago, this inspired telescopic night skyscape captured the Full Perigee Moon rising over Cape Sounion, Greece and the ancient Temple of Poseidon.

June 22, 2013

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; capesounion; greece; moon; perigee; science; templeofposeidon
[Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)]

1 posted on 06/21/2013 9:11:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
The Big One.

2 posted on 06/21/2013 9:12:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv


There's really not that much difference anyway.
3 posted on 06/21/2013 9:18:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: cripplecreek

Appreciating the long days, we can get something done.


4 posted on 06/21/2013 9:18:50 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I look forward to it.
The sky seems very dull tonight.

The moon looks tiny.
How is this bigger than a harvest moon?


5 posted on 06/21/2013 9:25:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SunkenCiv

So it is elliptical?


6 posted on 06/21/2013 9:26:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The “Srawberry Moon”! Beautiful!!


7 posted on 06/21/2013 9:29:28 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: mylife

Yup, there’s about 13,000 miles diff between agogee and perigee, or about 5%.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 9:56:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: mylife
How is this bigger than a harvest moon?

Harvest Moon is the first full moon after the Autumnal Equinox and has nothing to do with size.

9 posted on 06/21/2013 10:00:18 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Mike Darancette

I think the next perigee harvest moon is 9/28/2015.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 10:10:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

As a hellenophile, I find that photo awesome!


11 posted on 06/21/2013 10:20:33 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neat!


12 posted on 06/21/2013 11:20:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SunkenCiv; mylife

It’s the ORBIT that’s elliptical (slightly). the moon is pretty much a sphere


13 posted on 06/22/2013 1:22:33 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: SunkenCiv

It is beautiful.
I love looking at the moon.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 1:42:59 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mooning us again?
LOL.

It is a great shot! :-)


15 posted on 06/22/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SunkenCiv

One of the blocks from the ancient temple has the letters BYRON carved into it—apparently carved by Lord Byron himself when he was in Greece. Of course in those days there were no guards to prevent people doing that sort of thing to the ancient blocks of marble at the site.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 9:08:10 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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Oh, I have the wrong date, I must have clicked the wrong ez-post link. [blush]


17 posted on 06/22/2013 6:39:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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18 posted on 06/22/2013 6:41:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m not sure what you are apologizing for. The photo is from the last “super moon” from last year. Astronomical full moon will be about 7:32 a.m. Eastern time on June 23, so tonight’s full moon will be about as full for most people in the US as Sunday night’s full moon.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 6:46:24 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

The template link was for June 22, not June 21.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 6:58:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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