APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

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APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jul 06, 2023 4:05 am

Image Fireworks vs Supermoon

Explanation: On July 4, an almost Full Moon rose in planet Earth's evening skies. Also known as a Buck Moon, the full lunar phase (full on July 3 at 11:39 UTC) was near perigee, the closest point in the Moon's almost monthly orbit around planet Earth. That qualified this July's Full Moon as a supermoon, the first of four supermoons in 2023. Seen from Cocoa Beach along Florida's Space Coast on July 4, any big, bright, beautiful Full Moon would still have to compete for attention though. July's super-moonrise was captured here against a super-colorful fireworks display.

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:25 pm

For the July Moon read on the Wiki
" Deer Full Moon (July/January): July is the month when the deer's new antlers usually emerge and sprout from their foreheads on the layers of velvety fur. It was also often called the full thunder moon, due to that thunderstorms are more frequent during this time of year. Another name for the moon of this month was the full hay moon."
In India she is known as Guru Pumina

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:31 pm

Sa Ji Tario wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:25 pm For the July Moon read on the Wiki
" Deer Full Moon (July/January): July is the month when the deer's new antlers usually emerge and sprout from their foreheads on the layers of velvety fur. It was also often called the full thunder moon, due to that thunderstorms are more frequent during this time of year. Another name for the moon of this month was the full hay moon."
In India she is known as Guru Pumina
Generally, "Buck Full Moon", not "Deer Full Moon".
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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Thu Jul 06, 2023 3:22 pm

Chris, can you explain it to me?

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Jul 06, 2023 3:34 pm

Sa Ji Tario wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 3:22 pm Chris, can you explain it to me?
A buck is a male deer. A doe is a female deer. This moon is called after the male (buck).
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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Ann » Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:27 pm

I'm interested in the color of the Moon in this picture. It is a light shade of brown.

Normally, the Moon looks very white in the sky, even though its intrinsic color is dark reddish.

Chris, have you got any thoughts about the interesting color of the Moon in this picture?

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:36 pm

Ann wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:27 pm I'm interested in the color of the Moon in this picture. It is a light shade of brown.

Normally, the Moon looks very white in the sky, even though its intrinsic color is dark reddish.

Chris, have you got any thoughts about the interesting color of the Moon in this picture?

Ann
Well,it's low in the sky, so reddened by the atmosphere. And probably further reddened by smoke from the fireworks. The rest is probably just exposure and color balance.
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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by johnnydeep » Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:04 pm

How nice that this images preserves the "man in the Moon" mystique by endowing the Moon with evocative smokey facial features! (Hmm, are those smoke clouds or am I also seeing the underlying dark Maria?) And just look at all those new "canals" the Moon has! :ssmile:

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:09 pm

CocoaBeach_BuckMoon_Seeley-201_1100.jpg
Fireworks vs Supermoon! I'll Take Supermoon anytime! 8-) :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by VictorBorun » Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:22 pm

orin stepanek wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 10:09 pm CocoaBeach_BuckMoon_Seeley-201_1100.jpg
Fireworks vs Supermoon! I'll Take Supermoon anytime! 8-) :lol2:
I wonder what is vs what.
If Supermoon is a foreground mass gravi-lensing distant fireworks into short arcs…

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by alter-ego » Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:22 pm

johnnydeep wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:04 pm How nice that this images preserves the "man in the Moon" mystique by endowing the Moon with evocative smokey facial features! (Hmm, are those smoke clouds or am I also seeing the underlying dark Maria?) And just look at all those new "canals" the Moon has! :ssmile:
A mixed bag for sure. Side by side comparison with Cocoa Beach moon at 9:30 EDT without fireworks.
 
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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Ann » Fri Jul 07, 2023 4:06 am

alter-ego wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:22 pm
johnnydeep wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:04 pm How nice that this images preserves the "man in the Moon" mystique by endowing the Moon with evocative smokey facial features! (Hmm, are those smoke clouds or am I also seeing the underlying dark Maria?) And just look at all those new "canals" the Moon has! :ssmile:
A mixed bag for sure. Side by side comparison with Cocoa Beach moon at 9:30 EDT without fireworks.
 
APOD 6 July 2023 Lady in the Moon comparison.png

Can't see the Lady in the Moon in the Fireworks Moon.

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Re: APOD: Fireworks vs Supermoon (2023 Jul 06)

Post by Theta42 » Sun Jul 23, 2023 1:56 pm

Supermoon anytime <3