APOD: Micro Moon over Super Moon (2014 Jan 21)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Re: APOD: Micro Moon over Super Moon (2014 Jan 21)

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:53 pm

They called him crazy Anthony. He put a lazy boy on some contraption he called a wedge and strapped himself in at night to look at the stars.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: Micro Moon over Super Moon (2014 Jan 21)

Post by Nitpicker » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:40 pm

The lazy boy solution is not for me. I need the exercise. I like my astro-pilates. (Although it is harder to drink beer [one needs to keep hydrated] whilst bending over backwards in the southern hemisphere.)

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Re: APOD: Micro Moon over Super Moon (2014 Jan 21)

Post by Nitpicker » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:01 am

Here is another excellent picture from Wikipedia, comparing the apparent sizes of various solar system objects:
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To get a true representation of the sizes, view the image at a distance of ~100 times the width of the Moon as it appears on your screen.

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Re: APOD: Micro Moon over Super Moon (2014 Jan 21)

Post by MarkBour » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:24 am

Excellent chart!
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