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    Default Perigee Moon Tomorrow May 5.

    Tomorrow night at exactly midnight (Saturday night/Sunday morning) we will have a Perigee Moon. For those that don't know, this is when the moon is full and closest to the earth and it usually only occurs once a year. Tomorrow night the moon will appear about 14% larger and be about 30% brighter. It will also be accompanied by extremely high and low tides. If you can catch the moon just as it rises on the horizon it will appear even larger. Some weird illusion makes a full moon appear even larger when it's on the horizon so tomorrow night should be spectacular if you have no cloud cover.

    AND!!!!!! Saturday also marks the midpoint of Spring. The exact midpoint between the March equinox and the June Solstice will be 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

    So Happy Perigee Moon Midpoint of Spring everyone!


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    May 5th or September 5th?
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    Holy Carp....Whoa, Dude?.....I just lost a few months......
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    We've got clouds in the forecast (sure could use some rain). Here's a picture I took during last years "super moon".

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    What? I said May 5.....

    I told you guys, a moderator is NEVER wrong.........for long.

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    The radio said we are also supposed to have a metior shower but with this super moon it will be so bright probably won't be able to see that. Sounds like a good night to spend on the river just watching the universe go by.

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    Y'all are gonna have to take pic's, cloudy and rain till Tuesday, around here.
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    Same here unfortunately. We have a thunderboomer bearing down on us at the moment.

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    thanks Rick I agree with Oldtrap

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    There's hardly a bad time to spend the night anywhere and watch the universe go by. Some are just better than others.

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    I got a little nervous, when
    I saw the words "Rick" and "moon" in the same post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dumb2kwit View Post
    I got a little nervous, when
    I saw the words "Rick" and "moon" in the same post.
    Didn't know what perigee meant huh? That's when the hong is at its closest approach to you.
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    2D thought it was about a Perigee Falcon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    2D thought it was about a Perigee Falcon.
    Ya know something? I instantly knew what you were saying, and that brought about a realization. It happened because it emphasized the fact that I'm a birdwatcher (or as my grandson says, a "bird-looker"). Around here, "birdwatcher" equals "geek."

    Sigh...

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    By the way, the moon on Saturday evening was abso-danged-lutely gorgeous! It was quite auspicious, too, because Saturday was both Cinco de Mayo (here in SoCal, a massive and joyous celebration of mostly nothing) and a dear friend's birthday.

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    It was Karl Marx's birthday as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    It was Karl Marx's birthday as well.
    No doubt, another shaker-and-mover...

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    So this Cinco de Mayo thing. What day is it celebrated? I like mayo on samiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    So this Cinco de Mayo thing. What day is it celebrated? I like mayo on samiches.
    Hey....that might be what happened to the F.A.R.T. boat!

    Pal thought you said "sinkit wit mayo".
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dumb2kwit View Post
    Pal thought you said "sinkit wit mayo".
    On Southern California golf courses the term is sink-oh de putt-oh. Nope, it don't work here either...

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