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spaceuk
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posted 06-22-2005 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Later tonight (wed 22/6/05) we should see the Moon visually appear much much larger than it usually does from just after 1045pm onward . Times will vary across the UK.
Look south to south west. If its a clear night you should not really miss it - its that big probably reddish tinged orb we call The Moon !

Phill
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spaceuk
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posted 06-22-2005 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry - its south to south EAST

PP

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posted 06-22-2005 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The reason is an 'optical illusion' caused by it appearing fairly close to the viewers horizon and the atmosphere causing magnification .

PP

Philip
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posted 06-23-2005 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was a great site ... on Belgian Coastline
Also noticed some High-altitude clouds lighted by the Sunlight...
http://mars-literature.skynetblogs.be/

spaceuk
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posted 06-23-2005 04:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately didn't get see it since too low on horizon from my vantage :-(

Pleased you had a good view Philip - bravo !


Phill
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icarkie
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posted 06-23-2005 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I manage to see the moon rise last night,it looked great it was just as big setting top the west in the early hours of the morning when I started work.

On the solar side of thing I was going to make a trip up to Leek in Staffordshire on the 21st to see if it was possible to see the double sunset,
Have you ever seen it Phill I know Leek is up your neck of the woods in Staffs.

I coudn't go in the end as the car was playing up ( maybe next year )
all the best
Ian

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