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General astronomy

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Alan H
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General astronomy

#1 Post by Alan H » September 29th, 2015, 5:56 pm

Tetenterre will correct me, but I don't think we have a thread specifically for general astronomy stuff...

Here's a stunning photo to start with: Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse and Lightning Storm
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Re: General astronomy

#2 Post by Tetenterre » September 30th, 2015, 5:26 am

Cracking eclipse image. I have APOD set as my home page on my browsers - means that I can start every day with a stunning astro-image.

I wish they wouldn't use the phrase "supermoon", though - it's a media-hype word raises expectations over and above what is reasonable (as does most media reporting of astronomical stuff). As far as I am concerned, a supermoon sports a red cape and wears its underpants outside its trousers.
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Re: General astronomy

#3 Post by Alan H » September 30th, 2015, 10:09 am

Tetenterre wrote:I wish they wouldn't use the phrase "supermoon", though - it's a media-hype word raises expectations over and above what is reasonable (as does most media reporting of astronomical stuff).
Has the world-wide apocalyptic flooding subsided yet?
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: General astronomy

#4 Post by Dave B » September 30th, 2015, 10:37 am

Alan H wrote:
Tetenterre wrote:I wish they wouldn't use the phrase "supermoon", though - it's a media-hype word raises expectations over and above what is reasonable (as does most media reporting of astronomical stuff).
Has the world-wide apocalyptic flooding subsided yet?
There's still a damp patch across the road...
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