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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:46 PM

DARN, FULL MOON hidden!

Tonight 08/03100% / 1.5 in
Thunderstorms likely. Potential for heavy rainfall. Low 72F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.

(Southern MD)

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Reply DARN, FULL MOON hidden! (Original post)
elleng Aug 2020 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2020 #1
elleng Aug 2020 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2020 #3
elleng Aug 2020 #5
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2020 #7
elleng Aug 2020 #8
2naSalit Aug 2020 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2020 #6
2naSalit Aug 2020 #10
MontanaMama Aug 2020 #9

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:08 PM

1. Just did a walk-around in Central Maine.

Rest assured the moon is full and brilliant and hanging about 120 on the Cardinal.


Little know fact......my town (Dexter) ->Sugarloaf->Rangeley are on the 45th parallel. We are 1/2 way between the Equator and North Pole.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:10 PM

2. Good to hear!

THANKS!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:13 PM

3. LOL....we have neither an equatorial nor North Polian bias here!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:20 PM

5. DirecTV going out,

Non-biased satellite!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:26 PM

7. Love your classical posts!

I'm a Deadhead, but I love a great bunch of people making beautiful music. And I appreciate your curation. I click on whenever I can...


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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:29 PM

8. Thanks, it's my great local public radio station:

right now: Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Sonata in F Major

https://weta.org/listen-live

Thanks for the reminder, it's NOT subject to satellite!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:19 PM

4. I'm just north of it...

In Montana! And the moon is about to clear the peaks. We just had a couple hours of thunderstorms roll through and dissipate just in time. A lot of bluster and a little bit of rain... probably started some fires in the back country.

There are a few thin clouds above the moon and they are very pink.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:23 PM

6. I watched an SST take-off from Montreal about 10 years ago.

Exhaust plumes were interesting. I Thought is was a ballistic missile! Caught it at 50K+ feet overhead, heading to Europe with the Bi-Nocs. Awesome sight!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:14 AM

10. The further from the equator you go...

The more interesting the sky watching.

When I was in SoCal, the last time I lived there in the '80s, I saw several things launched from Vandenberg, not in the southern part of the state, and the plumes were very colorful. Since these launches were not always announced to the public, we were sometimes taken by surprise at some thing in the sky of unknown origin.

The part I didn't like was when I was driving in LA, in a semi, and when people start noticing the plumes, they go crazy. Some stop or almost pull over thus taking up two lanes... when you aren't sure whether you're about to get nuked or not, hard to tell what ten thousand people rolling down the freeway will respond. 80,000lbs takes a bit of distance to bring to a stop so events like that get dicey real quick.

And The failures, where the thing burns up, is also spectacular to see. Would be more so further north.



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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:06 AM

9. Just got home tonight.

Nothing in the sky yet...but I live in a gulch between two mountains. Hoping to see the sturgeon moon a little later tonight.


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