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Re: The Moon

Post  Guest on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:53 am


The earth's shadow falls on the moon above the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong's business district on December 10, 2011. (Soo Hoo Zheyang/Reuters)


The moon sets above the Golden Gate Bridge during an eclipse on December 10, 2011, in San Francisco. (Frederic Larson/San Francisco Chronicle/AP)


A total lunar eclipse on December 10, 2011 shines above a tree known as the miracle solitary pine tree in Japan, which survived the March 11 tsunami in Rikuzentakata. (Kyodo/Reuters)


The partially eclipsed moon rises above Cologne on December 10, 2011. Only the end of the eclipse could be seen in Germany due to the late rise of the moon. (Kaiser Henning/AFP/Getty Images)

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Re: The Moon

Post  Guest on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:53 am


A lunar eclipse shines in the sky over the Swayambhunath stupa, a world heritage site, in Katmandu, Nepal on December 10, 2011. (Binod Joshi/AP)


A total lunar eclipse shines above a Christmas tree in Seoul on December 10, 2011. (Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters)


As dawn breaks over the tall ships at the San Diego, Calif. Maritime Museum, the setting moon begins to emerge from Earth's shadow following a total eclipse on December 10, 2011. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/AP)


A lunar eclipse shines above Turret Arch at Arches National Park on December 10, 2011 near Moab, Utah. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

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Re: The Moon

Post  Andy on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:02 am

pinhedz wrote:
During an eclipse, you know that the sun, the moon, and the earth are all in a straight line, so the pull of the sun and the pull of the moon will be in the same direction, so the tides will be at their maximum. geek

That's what happens during a solar eclipse: the moon enters the line between the sun and the earth and does blocks the sunlight regionaly and temporarily.

During a lunar eclipse the earth comes in between the sun and the moon, does preventing sunlight to reach the moon's surface and reflect.
Which means sun and moon are located at opposing sides of the planet and are thus not aligned.

Or at least that's what I thought. scratch

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Re: The Moon

Post  Andy on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:09 am

Solar eclipse



Sun + moon same side of the earth

Lunar eclipse



Sun & moon at different sides of the earth

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Re: The Moon

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:37 am

The moon has a powerful effect on affairs of the heart.

There has been insufficient study of this phenomenon in the scientific community. scratch

Possibly they haven't decided which science it is:




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Re: The Moon

Post  pinhedz on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:57 pm

One of the best:

Silver moon upon the deep dark sky,

Through the vast night pierce your rays.

This sleeping world you wonder by,

Smiling on men's homes and ways.

Oh moon ere past you glide, tell me,

Tell me, oh where does my loved one bide?

Tell him, oh tell him, my silver moon,

Mine are the arms that shall hold him,

That between waking and sleeping

Think of the love that enfolds him.

May between waking and sleeping

Think of the love that enfolds him.

Light his path far away, light his path,

Tell him, oh tell him who does for him stay!

Human soul, should it dream of me,
Let my memory wakened be.

Moon, oh moon, oh do not wane, do not wane,

Moon, oh moon, do not wane...


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Re: The Moon

Post  glue moon on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:01 am

pinhedz wrote:We need the explanation of neap tides and spring tides that was on page 2.

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Re: The Moon

Post  pinhedz on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:11 am

pinhedz wrote:We need the explanation of neap tides and spring tides that was on page 2.

You see, when the sun, the earth and the moon are all in a straight line, the effects of the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon reinforce each other ...

More on that tomorrow.  study

[Anyway, when the moon is full, the tides are exactly the same as when the moon is dark]
As I recall, Johnny Mac was an intuitive sort of person.  From being a sailor, he knew that Neap tides and Spring tides weren't different, but he really had no idea what was going on.  

[correct me if I'm wrong, if you're out there, Johnny  ]

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