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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, so that's what a harvest moon is.
I've always wanted to see a falling star, have you ever seen one?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you're just teasing me...something at which you particularly excel. Laughing

Everyone's seen a falling star. It's just a bit of space dandruff burning up as it falls through our atmosphere.

Meteor showers are something else. I've seen only a couple good ones in my life, and they're something to remember. It's like God shaking his hair and tons of his holy dandruff burning up in our atmosphere instead of one tiny flake.

Space dandruff? God shaking his hair? What's up with me tonight? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOl You sound like one of my brothers. A thunderstorm is God bowling, the thunder is the ball rolling down the aisle, the rain is him crying because he got a gudder ball, and the lightning is him getting a strike. Cute, eh?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOl You sound like one of my brothers. A thunderstorm is God bowling, the thunder is the ball rolling down the aisle, the rain is him crying because he got a gudder ball, and the lightning is him getting a strike. Cute, eh?


That is cute. I've heard it and variations of it before. Many years ago I was a supervisor for a latchkey program, and we had the kids outside in the playground one afternoon. It started to thunder and a little girl began to cry, so one of the staff picked her up to comfort her.

"It's okay, sweetheart," I said. "Nothing more than some ol' clouds banging together."

She shook her head and said in between sniffles, "No, it's the angels bowling."

I've used that line ever since when I'm with a little kid.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniella wrote:
About the moon, has anyone ever seen a full moon that's ususually large and orange?
Like this one? This was actually the first picture I took of the moon (the colour has not been enhanced - it really was that colour).......


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Kevin, it's beautiful! Very Happy I guess the moon is made of cheese. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another beautiful photo, Kevin. The color is wonderful. It kind of reminds me of the color of the Asiago-cheese bread at Subway. Mmmm, I'm hungry now.

Please keep uploading 'em, Kevin. They're really fun to look at. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos Kevin, I'll give you a hundred bucks if you take one of the dark side of the moon for me Very Happy .

Speaking of the moon, Mars is said to be about as big as the moon since it is the closest it has been in about 10,000 years. Has anyone seen Mars lately? It's been cloudy every night here for about a month.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would enjoy a nice glimpse of Mars. Unfortunately I live in Chicago, so the only things I tend to see in the night sky are airplanes and the lights in the windows of the highrises across the way. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this site which tallks about the night sky:
http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance/article_110_1.asp

Apparently Jupiter and Venus are very close together?

It's rather neat actually. You can specify where you're located and the site will give you pertinent info about the night sky Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Patterson wrote:
I'll give you a hundred bucks if you take one of the dark side of the moon for me Very Happy .




PayPal? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZING!

And the point goes to Kevin. Laughing

That's better than what I had in mind. I was just going to take a photo of my fanny and post it, but I realized this is an educational forum, not a horror website.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmt_sesh wrote:
I would enjoy a nice glimpse of Mars. Unfortunately I live in Chicago, so the only things I tend to see in the night sky are airplanes and the lights in the windows of the highrises across the way. Confused


Yea, balcony viewing is tough, but light pollution is a growing problem for everyone who likes the stars or astronomy. See: http://www.inquinamentoluminoso.it/worldatlas/pages/fig1.htm

If you are interested in seeing some astounding sights, find out when the area astronimy club might be having a "star party" or group viewing. Its a bunch of people in a field somewhere with a BUNCH of telescopes. They all are glad to let you take a peek at various sights. The best times are October - May (less haze to see thru) but fairly regular in most places.

I know of one guy who as sort of a personal public service, 2ce a month sets up his scope on the sidewalk and invites passersby to take a look at Saturn, the Christmas Tree Cluster or whatever is the coolest thing in the sky that evening. Just a way to intriduce the hoi polloi to the wonders in the sky.

Or since it is 2005 CE, enjoy the sights online:
http://www.rc-astro.com/nebulae/index.htm

http://starmatt.com/
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