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Friday the 13th and a full moon.

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by shunyadragon, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon Veteran Member
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    Maybe this should not be in science, but nonetheless . . .

    On Friday the 13th, Don't Be Freaked Out by the 'Micromoon'

    On Friday the 13th, Don't Be Freaked Out by the 'Micromoon'

    By Stephanie Pappas 3 hours ago Skywatching
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    (Image: © Viacheslav Lopatin/Shutterstock)
    A full moon on Friday the 13th is spooky enough, but hold on to your black cats. September's full moon will also be a "micromoon."

    Skywatchers in Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones will get a view of the full moon tonight (Sept. 13) at 11:32 p.m., 10:32 p.m. and 9:32 p.m., respectively, while East Coasters will see the moon at its fullest at 12:32 a.m. on the 14th. Regardless of time zone, the moon will appear just a bit dimmer than usual (eerie!), because it will be at apogee, or its farthest distance from Earth.

    That means that the moon will appear about 14% smaller and 30% dimmer than when it is at its closest point to Earth, which is known as perigee.
     
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  2. Shadow Wolf

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    Do micro-full moons bring out the micro-werewolves?
     
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  3. whirlingmerc

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    It was a good night for the Chinese 'Mooncakes" celebration.

    People come home and observe the full moon together at home
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    If they can't come home you look at the moon and you think of home
     
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    Mooncakes are the worst cakes ever created, especially the ones filled with bean paste (tastes as good as it sounds). Which reminds me I've got a load that I need to give away.

    "Thank you for the mooncakes, they are very much appreciated. Hey, you must like mooncakes, you're in luck as I've got a load I'm giving away" :D
     
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    Two students said red bean mooncakes were their favorite !
    I think i would go for the ice cream bean challeen type myself!

    Some of them at 1100 calories each maybe are best shared and not eaten by a single person
     
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    Why is Friday the 13th a deal anyway. How did it become some sort of omen?
     
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    Bob the Unbeliever Well-Known Member

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    Magic Gosh numbers?

    The equally silly idea of Numerology?

    Humans are collectively idiots?

    Pick one... or more... ;)
     
  8. shunyadragon

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    My wife did order mooncakes from China and they arrived on time. I prefer sesime mooncakes
     
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    Meanwhile I have cans of Azuki red bean paste in my pantry for making Japanese sundays or mochi cakes. I love the stuff.
     
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    For those that trembled in anticipation, ah . . . nothing happened.
     
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