APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

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APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:06 am

Image Full Moonlight

Explanation: A photographer in silhouette stands in bright moonlight as the Full Moon rises in this well-planned telephoto image. Of course, the Full Moon is normally the brightest lunar phase. But on November 18/19, the Full Moon's light will be dimmed during a deep partial lunar eclipse seen across much of planet Earth. At maximum eclipse only a few percent of the lunar disk's diameter should remain outside the Earth's dark umbral shadow when the Moon slides close to the shadow's southern edge. Near apogee, the farthest point in its orbit, the Moon's motion will be slow. That should make this second lunar eclipse of 2021 an exceptionally long partial lunar eclipse. For most of North America the eclipse partial phases will be visible in predawn hours. Since eclipses tend to come in pairs, this lunar eclipse will be followed by a solar eclipse in two weeks on December 4.

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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by Donald Pelletier » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:32 am

Yhis eclipse coincides this year with the Thai festival of Loi Krathong, the 12th fullmoon of the year.

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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by Ann » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:33 am

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The Lady in the Moon is smiling for the photographer! 🌝

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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:33 pm

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Beautiful! This is why I love APOD! 8-) :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm

Wish we had yesterday's weather today.
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Tonight only the ducks will be happy. :(
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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:48 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Wish we had yesterday's weather today.
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Tonight only the ducks will be happy. :(
With it being cold; they're headed South! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by Ann » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:02 am

Fred the Cat wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Wish we had yesterday's weather today. Tonight only the ducks will be happy. :(
Yeah, well... When did I last see a full Moon? Probably in September.

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Re: APOD: Full Moonlight (2021 Nov 18)

Post by Fred the Cat » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:12 pm

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Partial moonlight
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can be enjoyable too!
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I like it when the moon rises here in the winter months. :yes:
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