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    Because what you see is not being caused by the earth's shadow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMiller View Post
    Because what you see is not being caused by the earth's shadow?
    Why isn't it a full moon all of the time then?

    Is the moon inflatable? I think not Mr CAM.

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    I thought it was due to the angle of the Sun's rays hitting the moon but I'm no astronomer hence the ?

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    "The moon's a balloon"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattylallacks2 View Post
    "The moon's a balloon"
    That makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogmiller View Post
    That makes sense!
    My old mate John2 told me about something called Google so I investigated and found this. Half the moon is always illuminated, it's phase is related to how you are seeing it. Eclipses only happen at Full Moon.

    http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases.phtml

    I'll accept any form of alcohol as an apology Frog
    Last edited by CAMiller; 17-07-2019 at 04:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogmiller View Post
    This eclips last night. It looked great and was a shock because it hadn't been advertiised
    I saw the eclipse last night with out realising it was an eclipse, thought it was cloud creating the unusual crescent, but then thought it odd it went on without changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagyarMiller View Post
    I saw the eclipse last night with out realising it was an eclipse, thought it was cloud creating the unusual crescent, but then thought it odd it went on without changing.
    That's what we thought it was all the way home. Thankfully I wasn't driving as Id have probably driven across a field to get a closer look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMiller View Post
    My old mate John2 told me about something called Google so I investigated and found this. Half the moon is always illuminated, it's phase is related to how you are seeing it. Eclipses only happen at Full Moon.

    http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases.phtml

    I'll accept any form of alcohol as an apology Frog
    Bars open!

    I googled it last night and then watched it on a news channel +1 and watched it again! Apparently there was a total eclips somewhere.

    I refuse to read that link as me and my mate got it sorted this afternoon and we had already decided that ithe moon is inflatable!

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    One thought. When we are looking at light from stars 9 billion light years away,
    Any life there will be 9 billion years advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashbang View Post
    One thought. When we are looking at light from stars 9 billion light years away,
    Any life there will be 9 billion years advanced.
    If light from a star can survive 9 billion years how come the light from the Duracell batteries in my torch can only survive 10 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashbang View Post
    One thought. When we are looking at light from stars 9 billion light years away,
    Any life there will be 9 billion years advanced.
    Depends when the life on the planet belonging to the star started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark27 View Post
    Depends when the life on the planet belonging to the star started.
    It might not even exist now.

    You’re seeing the light as a historical record, the star might have gone super nova and ceased to exist. The light from such an event would “ catch up” later, assuming we still have a planet and a life form to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashbang View Post
    One thought. When we are looking at light from stars 9 billion light years away,
    Any life there will be 9 billion years advanced.
    When looking at the star betelgeuse which when looking at it, it is the left shoulder of Orion, it is about 600 and odd light years away. Apparently there is a chance that it could go into supernova at any time, even within our lifetime which would be quite good to see!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark27 View Post
    When looking at the star betelgeuse which when looking at it, it is the left shoulder of Orion, it is about 600 and odd light years away. Apparently there is a chance that it could go into supernova at any time, even within our lifetime which would be quite good to see!!!
    You will be able to see it on Sky Sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    You will be able to see it on Sky Sports
    Pay per view I bet!!!

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    Cosmic events apart, the next big event is likely to be the San Andreas fault dropping California into the sea.

    That is likely to happen in your lifetime, maybe even next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Cosmic events apart, the next big event is likely to be the San Andreas fault dropping California into the sea.

    That is likely to happen in your lifetime, maybe even next week
    Unfortunately, the Cascadia Subduction Zone on which Seattle lies is much more likely to have a catastrophic quake of 9.0 or above (20% chance in the next 50 years) than anything happening on San Andreas. Want to buy a house?

    We had a 4.6 last week, woke me up. Wasn't sure what it was, thought it might have been a bear trying to climb the ladder propped up at the side of our house so went back to sleep. Mind plays strange tricks at 2.55am when you are jolted out of a deep sleep

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    Sleepless in Seattle then. Iíll get mi coat

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