APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

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APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:12 am

Image Phases of the Moon

Explanation: (xxxedit and linkxxx) Look at the Moon every night and its visible sunlit portion changes. In phases progessing from New Moon to Full Moon to New Moon again, a lunation or lunar cycle is completed in about 29.5 days. Top left to bottom right, these 25 frames show the progression of lunar phases for 25 consecutive nights beginning on January 18. Following almost a complete lunation, they skip 2 days after and 2 days before New Moon, when the lunar phase is a narrow crescent, close to the Sun and really hard to see. A friend and mostly clear Arizona night skies were required to complete this lunar cycle project, imaging in early evening for the first half and late evening and early morning for the second half of the lunation. For extra credit, this cycle was centered on the Full Moon of January 31. That was the second Full Moon in January and near lunar orbit perigee, taking on reddish hues during a total lunar eclipse.

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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by Ann » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am

It's now March 9. Isn't this supposed to be tomorrow's APOD?

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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:33 pm

Ann wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am
It's now March 9. Isn't this supposed to be tomorrow's APOD?

Ann
Kind of like A futuristic view? :D
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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by Ann » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:06 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Ann wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am
It's now March 9. Isn't this supposed to be tomorrow's APOD?

Ann
Kind of like A futuristic view? :D
Back to tomorrow? :wink:

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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:35 pm

It's a coming attractions tidbit, a nice sneak peak at what's in the works. Note that there are no hyperlinks yet in the Explanation.

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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by MarkBour » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Dang! When I saw it, I figured I would be the first to comment on it. You're all too fast for me.
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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by neufer » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:01 pm

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Ann wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:06 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Ann wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am

It's now March 9. Isn't this supposed to be tomorrow's APOD?
Kind of like A futuristic view? :D
Back to tomorrow? :wink:
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Re: APOD: Phases of the Moon (2018 Mar 10)

Post by edgardine » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm

If my comment about the lunar X is connected to the image of this day, I am sincerely grateful