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    Super Full Moon over Thailand

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    BANGKOK (NNT) - The The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand says that the April astronomical phenomenon coincides with the perigee – the point in the orbit of the Moon which is nearest to the earth – so that the full moon will appear larger-than-usual.


    This fluctuation in the full moon’s distance from Earth is caused by the fact that the moon’s orbit around the Earth isn’t perfectly circular but very slightly elliptical. If the full moon occurs closer to the perigee (the closest point to Earth on this slightly elliptical orbit), it can appear bigger than if it occurs closer to the apogee (the farthest point).


    NARIT has a few tips to get a great photo of tonight’s phenomenon… Use telephoto lens with focal length over 300mm and set your camera’s ISO at 400 or over.

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    And in Ozstraya too...

    Here is my 180 chink-phone pano shot from sunset to moonrise this evening...

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    That reminds me of the massage girl called Pinky who once asked me if the moon in Australia was the same one that you can see in Thailand

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    ^ Aaahh good old Pinky...

    She once told me about this Aussie guy who always left the teabag in his cup of tea and never had bacon with a fry-up...

    I thought she must be making it up... but it's all starting to make sense now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    She once told me about this Aussie guy who always left the teabag in his cup of tea and never had bacon with a fry-up...


    Mendy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    asked me if the moon in Australia was the same one that you can see in Thailand
    I've known a few educated Westerners that didn't believe me when I told them that in Oz they also see the moon upside down compared to us.

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    ^^^Lol
    ^I should have thought to tell Pinky that little detail

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    If the full moon occurs closer to the perigee (the closest point to Earth on this slightly elliptical orbit), it can appear bigger than if it occurs closer to the apogee (the farthest point).
    Perigee is 356000km

    Apogee is 404000km

    So the diameter appears approximately 13% bigger at perigee than apogee

    And the area appears approximately 27% bigger at perigee than apogee

    Although comparing it to the mean distance of 384000km will give the smaller 7.6% for the diameter quoted in the article, and 16% for area

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    clouds here.

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    It's cloudy where I am so I can see no stars and no moon. No problem. I've seen it before.


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    The full moon should piss off

    Gives frosty nights

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