Can anyone see the moon tonight?

Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:53 pm

Best I could do with a quick pic.
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:17 pm

Cool pix my friend. Thank you. :) We've been cloudy.
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: theo On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:27 pm

The picture looks cool franco !! :up:
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:30 pm

It's clear as a bell outside where I live right now, and in the west the Venus, Moon, and Jupiter conjunction is looking beautiful. And Mars is also prominent in the east.
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: theo On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:41 pm

This song came to mind when i saw it,,,, :D
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: theo On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:59 pm

Just came in from looking at it again, anyone notice how many airplanes there are flying through the night? Amazing!!
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:20 am

We get local and long distance commercial air traffic...
Also local and Long distance millitary traffic...
Fun to watch at night...
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:13 am

theo wrote:Just came in from looking at it again, anyone notice how many airplanes there are flying through the night? Amazing!!


theo, last night I actually had to mark a point and watch the bright lights near the moon to assure myself that they were planets I was looking at and not planes. You see, I live right in the 'new' flight path to the big metro airports and the planes line up like a string of pearls in the night and fly right out of the area I was viewing the moon from . Thanks FAA :mad:
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:42 am

Fun stuff. If you ever make it to Northern Maine you can take a 40 mile ride and visit the largest scale size solar system on Earth. Here's a link to photos for those that can't get there:
http://www.umpi.maine.edu/info/nmms/solar/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:01 am

I too live on the flight path into and out of Philadelphia. Less than a mile from me is one of the radio beacons still used for navigation. And the beacon is at the runway for the local small airport to boot.

But I could still see them plain as could be last night while the planes flew in and out of the area.


Freddy, one of my greatest moments was 3 years ago in Maine. We were coming back from Jackman on the ITS trail and stopped for a beverage break. We must have been near Parlin Pond at a crossroad. It was near 10:00 PM. I have NEVER seen so many stars in my life!!!! We were way in the boonies so there was no ambient light from any city or town. I just laid on the sled looking up in amazement. Truly a sight to see.



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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:14 am

Has anyone ever seen satellites? I never have in Maine, but twice in New Hampshire, different years but same gravel pit, on dark summer nights we could track satellites as they orbited. It was cool!
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:19 am

Working at Killington doing the overnight snow making...
Lots of interesting sights...
The stars were always alive in the cold air top of the mountain...
all the lights were below...
Inversions were cool too..
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:23 am

Freddy wrote:Has anyone ever seen satellites? I never have in Maine, but twice in New Hampshire, different years but same gravel pit, on dark summer nights we could track satellites as they orbited. It was cool!

I've seen them many times, even touched many of them at least when they were on the ground. :-) Your chances of seeing one are greatly improved when you know where and when to look. It's a hobby of it's own. Depending where you live and the amount of ambient light it's fairly easy to see the large reconnaissance satellites. They are huge, size of the entire Shuttle cargo bay. Decades ago I would regularly see the KH-9 I worked on.

The link below will give you references on where and how to look.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_watching
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Re: Can anyone see the moon tonight?

PostBy: Cap On: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:45 pm

Freddy wrote:Has anyone ever seen satellites? I never have in Maine, but twice in New Hampshire, different years but same gravel pit, on dark summer nights we could track satellites as they orbited. It was cool!


I often have seen satellites. Just lay back on a picnic table in an open area and look at the stars. Once you do spot one, seems like you can follow it for a long time even though it is racing across the sky. It's one of those things I do when camping to pass some time. Maybe satellites are not positioned to cross over ME due to its geographic location?
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