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'Supermoon' - Monday, November 14th

(26 Posts)
GloriaSmud Sat 12-Nov-16 10:55:08

The moon hasn't been this close since 1948 and there's a little wait until it's this close again - November 2034!
More info here and here (scroll down a bit for info.) Let's hope for clear skies for viewing and photo opportunities!

GinAndTunic Sat 12-Nov-16 10:59:02

I hope the skies are clear! I shall be in Cornwall that night.

magimedi Sat 12-Nov-16 11:21:47

And it is bringing some very high tides with it.

This article is also a good explanation - 8.09pm GMT is the time to get out & watch.

LINK

GinAndTunic Sat 12-Nov-16 14:28:42

Thanks, magi. I shall definitely be watching.

GloriaSmud Sat 12-Nov-16 15:38:17

Excellent link there, magi. Explains it all really well.

GloriaSmud Mon 14-Nov-16 10:03:25

Nice BBC report here.
Going by the forecast, it looks like it might be too overcast for us to see anything sad

GloriaSmud Mon 14-Nov-16 17:35:25

Anyone able to see anything?
As forecast, it's too cloudy here sad

usual Mon 14-Nov-16 17:37:30

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idontlikealdi Mon 14-Nov-16 17:41:09

Can't see anything here tonightsad

originalmavis Mon 14-Nov-16 17:45:42

According to the bod on radio 4 this morning, it won't be up to much really. Even though the presenter was trying to get them to say it would be spectacular, the astronomer (I think) wouldn't be drawn to say much! Apparently there was a similar one not that long ago.

What a bust!

GloriaSmud Mon 14-Nov-16 18:44:01

Well I've just seen it behind the clouds and...... it looks just the same as other full-moons
<unimpressed>

LIZS Mon 14-Nov-16 18:45:42

Too cloudy here, better last night.

Littlelostdinosaur Mon 14-Nov-16 18:45:43

Too cloudy here! I think it's most impressive when you see it close to the skyline so once it's risen it may not look much different. Just brighter smile

DomesticAnarchist Mon 14-Nov-16 18:46:57

If you could see it, it would look like any other full moon.

If you were to photograph it at some precise point and then compare with another photograph when it's at its furthest point (or median) you'd be able to measure the diameter and see that it's a teeny bit bigger today. But it's not going to look any different to the eye. Sorry.

It's just the moon. Looking moony. Next time you can see the moon, whatever size it is, have a look through binoculars or a telescope. That'll blow your mind whatever distance it's at.

DomesticAnarchist Mon 14-Nov-16 18:48:03

The skyline/horizon effect works with any full moon too. And photographic tricks make it seem more dramatic (not photoshopping, just perspectives and clever use of zoom)

DomesticAnarchist Mon 14-Nov-16 18:48:43

[bonfire] <pissed all over

(I'll get my coat...)

Hulababy Mon 14-Nov-16 18:52:17

Looks too cloudy so far; hoping it might clear a little later on to get a chance to see it.

Have seen other super moons where it has looked spectacular so fingers crossed.

Soubriquet Mon 14-Nov-16 18:55:26

Too cloudy here too though the clouds in front of it are really bright

originalmavis Mon 14-Nov-16 18:56:49

It definitely didn't live up to its name. A bit of a disappointment really!

BlackeyedSusan Mon 14-Nov-16 20:04:54

too feckin cloudy

BlackeyedSusan Mon 14-Nov-16 20:05:46

it did look larger than normal last week after school when it was still a gibbous moon.

Katsite Mon 14-Nov-16 20:07:42

We had a bigger looking full moon a month or two ago. Disappointed!

usual Mon 14-Nov-16 20:22:55

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Soubriquet Mon 14-Nov-16 20:44:20

What we can see at the moment.

Went outside just for you

DomesticAnarchist Mon 14-Nov-16 22:34:49

This is my view.

Honest.

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