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Date: 01/04/07 02:13 AM

63 Responses to 20 Consecutive Full Moons

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:55 pm
    Link: 20 Consecutive Full Moons - This really shows how it wobbles (wait for it to load and it will speed up).
  2. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Woah, that`s neat. I could watch that forever o_o *goes back to watching it*
  3. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:17 am
    It`s odd to see it wobbling like that. I always thought it spun on a central axis, even if it was a bit tilted. I think, also, it`s interesting that we are basically seeing the same side of the moon each time it`s full.
  4. Profile photo of triindiglo
    triindiglo Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:22 am
    We always see that side of the moon - it`s the was it rotates/revolves, the same side always faces us. I wonder what the other side looks like.

    I wouldn`t have expected that much size difference in the moon cycles though.

  5. Profile photo of canaryellow
    canaryellow Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:26 am
    Wow, this is cool. But then again, i like to look at the moon alot.
  6. Profile photo of Tarlyng
    Tarlyng Female 40-49
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:39 am
    So round, so full. So prefect. I liked that. :-D
    Nice. ;-)
  7. Profile photo of Tatung42
    Tatung42 Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2007 at 3:20 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libration
  8. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 3:55 am
    Fascinating. Not precisely what I expected, but still quite neat.
  9. Profile photo of ColdChaos
    ColdChaos Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 4:19 am
    look at all that cheese...
  10. Profile photo of Bennyd
    Bennyd Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 4:22 am
    It`s one of those things you didn`t need to know, but now you do and find it really fascinating
  11. Profile photo of fodarexiii
    fodarexiii Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 5:18 am
    Sweet...
  12. Profile photo of stereotypic
    stereotypic Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 5:25 am
    The moon is drunk. Save us all.
  13. Profile photo of bubblebubb
    bubblebubb Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Fascinating? :/ What did everyone expect? It spins around us at thousands of miles an hour, im not suprised it wobbles a little after 20 weeks
  14. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 6:20 am
    I wonder if there`s some way to make a screensaver out of this....
  15. Profile photo of wuguwa
    wuguwa Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 7:00 am
    did you guys know that the earth and moon sort of revolve around each other. i can`t remember what it`s called (the wobble effect or something). most people think that the moon just revolves around the earth, but they are really affecting each other with the gravitational pull.
  16. Profile photo of Bekka-Babe
    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 8:51 am
    Shake That Booty!
    Lol, and yes, the moon is buddiful <3
  17. Profile photo of phatzoma
    phatzoma Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 9:08 am
    That reminded me of Majora`s Mask for the N64.
  18. Profile photo of pidwidgeon
    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 9:12 am
    .......Dancing moon........cool :D
  19. Profile photo of JTrevor
    JTrevor Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 9:18 am
    Yep, the earth wobbles just a bit too--but it`s not as pronounced as the moon`s wobble, and we of course don`t notice it.

    Regarding the "dark side of the moon" (the side we don`t normally see)...there`s photos of it available on the web, taken by NASA probes. Try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_side_of... .

  20. Profile photo of Cricket11
    Cricket11 Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 11:49 am
    The moon does seem to be doing a groovy little dance, Pidwidgeon.
  21. Profile photo of jmbrch4507
    jmbrch4507 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    That was pretty cool. Always fun to learn some usless information that you can bring up at a later date to make yourself seem a little bit less retarded.

  22. Profile photo of wolkanne
    wolkanne Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2007 at 12:47 pm
    COOOOL
  23. Profile photo of angelicamber
    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    cool...^^
  24. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    thats kind of...sexy.
  25. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    Now if it could just lean towards earth and it decides to come through our atmosphere for a visit. I`ve always wanted to say high to the man on the moon.
  26. Profile photo of jvcc
    jvcc Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:11 pm
    It`s weird, if I were watching any other circle wobble towards me I wouldn`t care, but since I`ve seen the moon and know how massive it is it`s all most scary. :D Very cool.
  27. Profile photo of Kfizzle08
    Kfizzle08 Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:35 pm
    Woah. Very cool.
  28. Profile photo of KMeatPiLover
    KMeatPiLover Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    AHHH THE MOON IS GOING TO FALL OUT OF THE SKY!!!!!!!!!!!!! help us all... especially koalameatpie... i loovee him!!!!
  29. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    WUGUWA, we knew that already.
    ..or maybe just me..
  30. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    Coolio.
    I`ve always wanted to go up on the moon or in space. ::sigh::
    And wow, the "near side of the moon", or the side we don`t see, is really boring and ugly..
  31. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 3:38 pm
    *"far side..", not "near".
  32. Profile photo of wales4eva
    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    cool. made my eyes go weird though
  33. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    some of those pictures are blurrier, some are sharper. anyways, if the moon falls on us, it`ll be fast. so don`t worry, you wont feel a thing. unless youre on the other side of earth, then there would be a giant earthquake and all the magma inside of earth is going to burn you ashes.
  34. Profile photo of Aj_ratboy
    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    firstly, bubblebubb: lol. 20 weeks... i`m not sayin any thing. and secondly: JTrevor, cool. i didnt know we had pictures of the dark side. its realy plain. not enopugh craters. we definatly get the better side
  35. Profile photo of Meglet
    Meglet Female 13-17
    159 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 4:59 pm
    "Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:08:55 AM
    That reminded me of Majora`s Mask for the N64."

    I love that game... I don`t even know why lol, I can never get the bosses though... I always get my brother to do that, I always just play with the masks >.<

  36. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    It`s so pretty. ^ - ^
  37. Profile photo of roxidied
    roxidied Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    The moon "wobbles" =S?
    It doesn`t look as pretty when there are details.
  38. Profile photo of FrogBomb
    FrogBomb Male 13-17
    161 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 6:13 pm
    it`s not the moon that wobbles, it`s our perspective on the earth, although the moon does go in an elliptical orbit, making it come closer and farther. Relatively speaking (sry, bad pun), it is still wobbling from our perspective, but not from the sun.
  39. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 6:17 pm
    I think it`s an odd coincedence that the moon always has the same side towards the earth, more or less. This is nice, I like to watch the moon and stars too. :)
  40. Profile photo of kendrickwall
    kendrickwall Male 18-29
    129 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    The moon will never fall to earth. Actually it is moving away from us, about 4 inches per year.
  41. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 7:19 pm
    So my mind`s in the gutter...
  42. Profile photo of sims2luver
    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    January 4, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    My eyes hurt.
  43. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 7:44 pm
    kooool
  44. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    I do have to wonder if he left his telescope set up at the same precise spot or not. It might make a difference, however small or pointless it is to bring up. (This is after noting different sharpness values in the various pictures.) And following the link it stated that one of the photos was taken by someone else.. February.

    I think it`s odd that it faces the same way all the time, too. Maybe half of it is heavier?? Ha. I have to wonder!

    Do other planets` moons stay facing the same way? *will look it up when he`s got more time*

  45. Profile photo of geckosrock
    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    Just another affect of global warming
  46. Profile photo of ReaLLyBoReD7
    ReaLLyBoReD7 Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 10:34 pm
    the wobbling of the earth is different than the moon

    its called precession its like when you spin a top and the axis spins

    there are accual noticeable differences that prove this point

    like what a zodiac sign really means is what constellation the sun appears to be in during your birthday, but over the time since the zodiacs signs creation the precession of the earth has actually changed them about one or sometimes two signs off.

    for example by the normal signs i am a gemini, but really im a taurus which is two constellations off in the rotation.

    and as for the moon crashing into earth you would not die because of the moon hitting the earth the gravitational fields off both planets would rip all the humans animals and everything else on earth apart before it came anywhere close to the earth.

  47. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 10:44 pm
    haha i seriously think that they moved it a little bit, but not much, and it wobbles less.
  48. Profile photo of mangarooboo
    mangarooboo Female 13-17
    280 posts
    January 5, 2007 at 1:04 am
    woah... neat :]
  49. Profile photo of Anti-christ_
    Anti-christ_ Female 13-17
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    January 5, 2007 at 7:00 am
    That was kinda boring but Does anyone like me on here?
  50. Profile photo of Volaverunt
    Volaverunt Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2007 at 7:51 am
    Very interesting. Thank you for the post!
    I`ll never look at the moon the same way... xD
  51. Profile photo of xxRaixx
    xxRaixx Female 18-29
    179 posts
    January 5, 2007 at 11:00 am
    what..? :-/
  52. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 5, 2007 at 11:57 am
    i still can`t see the face...
  53. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2007 at 12:10 pm
    LaurensK90, what i find odd about the moon is that it is the same apparent size as the sun (with respect to the earth)... what are the odds of that?

    Speaking of apparent size, another cool thing i found out just recently is that when the moon is low on the horizon it is the same apparent size as when it is high in the sky. It`s all our mind that makes it seem larger (has nothing to do with atmosphere or light or gravity or anything like that).

  54. Profile photo of NyQ
    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    January 5, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    bubblebubb:

    QUOTE: Thursday, January 04, 2007 5:50:19 AM
    Fascinating? :/ What did everyone expect? It spins around us at thousands of miles an hour, im not suprised it wobbles a little after 20 weeks

    try 20 lunar months, genius

  55. Profile photo of sir-cheese
    sir-cheese Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    thats rather trippy!
  56. Profile photo of MyBordem
    MyBordem Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    that is really cool...!!!
  57. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    i just find it funny to watch
  58. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 12:53 am
    anti-christ, everyone hates goths a emos who listen to heavy metal all day and don`t have a job or a life. go kill yourself, it would help the human race.
  59. Profile photo of Anti-christ_
    Anti-christ_ Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm
    `Woot45`
    Who the drat are you to that you drating chav scum...lemme guess You dont have a job....cos i do thanks you drating bint
  60. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 6:22 pm
    I wants to go to the moon...for some reason, it looks like it is the motion that it is licking you with it`s invisible tongue...
  61. Profile photo of kramwin
    kramwin Male 13-17
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    January 20, 2007 at 10:48 pm
    ohhh thats cool
  62. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2007 at 8:04 am
    that was pretty cool. kind or relaxing if you have it on full screen. aaahhhhh
  63. Profile photo of retarderd
    retarderd Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    the moon doznt wobble we wobble

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