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???? Anyone notice the UPSIDE DOWN MOON last night ?????

 
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I guess the only thing this last year that stands out to me as significantly different than in years past has been the giant halo effect around the moon on clear nights.
It looks as if there is a bright cloud in a perfect circle, like a halo, around the moon. In comparison, size-wise, imagine holding your hands up as if you were holding an invisible dinner plate with the moon in the middle and that is roughly the distance this halo cloud is from the moon at eye level view.
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Will always sets upside down of the ways it rises. If you gave it the thought beyond that of a 5 year old you would understand why.
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thankyou and so does the sun and the stars. take a ball, place a mark on the "bottom" and then move the ball up and over, and you will discover the mark on the bottom will be on the top when you "set" your ball.
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Listen to Astromut he knows what he is on about!!!
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Thank you!
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Explain why the moon's apparent orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Go on, explain how that fits with your nonsense. It's field rotation, nothing more, get over it.
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What will you say in the summer to the same moon. Water moons are in the summer too? Every month of the yrs now?
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Thank you!
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Explain why the moon's apparent orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Go on, explain how that fits with your nonsense. It's field rotation, nothing more, get over it.
 Quoting: Astromut



What will you say in the summer to the same moon. Water moons are in the summer too? Every month of the yrs now?
 Quoting: Maharaja

Field rotation occurs regardless of season, what you subjectively call a "water moon" others may not consider a "water moon," so all that matters is the objective fact that the moon's orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective, whereas it undergoes up to 180 degrees of field rotation from an altitude-azimuth perspective. I'm still waiting for you to explain why the moon's apparent orientation is fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Well? What's your explanation?

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It's a wet moon and typically like that in the winter because the earth is tilted away from the sun.

If it is still a horizontal crescent in the summer we know we have a problem.
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typical troll! the moon is like this in the summer too or haven't you noticed? The wet moon argument is a troll response
 Quoting: Maharaja

LOL - I think you're more of a troll than people trying to get the truth across, or trying to explain the science.

Yes, field rotation or apparent rotation does occur in the summer as well as the winter, but generally it's smaller (less of an angle) and not noticed so much because the dark winter skies and high moon position make it catch people's attention more.

If you think the explanation of field rotation is bullshit, then please, by all means, find a flaw in it. Explain where the logic is incorrect.

And then I'd like to hear your explanation for this apparent lunar rotation, particularly covering the case where two people on the same latitude but different longitudes see the moon rotated by different amounts. That should be worth reading...
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you still haven't address why this is happening every(or other) month, summer, winter, fall or spring. Every month there is a thread(or 2) about the moon's shape/position. Ever month the same trolling answers that do not jive.
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Explain why the moon's apparent orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Go on, explain how that fits with your nonsense. It's field rotation, nothing more, get over it.
 Quoting: Astromut



What will you say in the summer to the same moon. Water moons are in the summer too? Every month of the yrs now?
 Quoting: Maharaja

Field rotation occurs regardless of season, what you subjectively call a "water moon" others may not consider a "water moon," so all that matters is the objective fact that the moon's orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective, whereas it undergoes up to 180 degrees of field rotation from an altitude-azimuth perspective. I'm still waiting for you to explain why the moon's apparent orientation is fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Well? What's your explanation?
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Silly boy I could care less about your science or reputation on line. Simple fact is this is a new/recent constant phenomenon that is not usual. To many "see" it over and over as something different than previous observations. Trolling with fained science doesn't change that.

I for one, do not have any faith in so-called science that negates the vedic conclusions. Fuck them!
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Okay, it was smiling and that is perfectly normal for this time of year. I checked my star map app and that is exactly how they pictured that it should look If I COULD SEE IT. BUT at this time of the year it should have been so low in the horizon during the time I was looking that i SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE IT BUT I COULD. Someone explain this!!!!
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In fact it should only look like this during moonrise, not the whole night long.
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No, the moon (or in fact any object) will show rotation from rising through to setting. When it's at its highest point, then it will be "upright" as most people expect it to be, but it will in fact be rotated one way when rising and the other way when setting. It rotates (or rather appears to rotate) continuously as it moves across the sky.
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How does a rotating moon effect the shadow? Shadows do not rotate!
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Explain why the moon's apparent orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Go on, explain how that fits with your nonsense. It's field rotation, nothing more, get over it.
 Quoting: Astromut



What will you say in the summer to the same moon. Water moons are in the summer too? Every month of the yrs now?
 Quoting: Maharaja

Field rotation occurs regardless of season, what you subjectively call a "water moon" others may not consider a "water moon," so all that matters is the objective fact that the moon's orientation is vertical and fixed from a polar aligned perspective, whereas it undergoes up to 180 degrees of field rotation from an altitude-azimuth perspective. I'm still waiting for you to explain why the moon's apparent orientation is fixed from a polar aligned perspective. Well? What's your explanation?
 Quoting: Astromut


Silly boy I could care less about your science or reputation on line.
 Quoting: Maharaja

My reputation isn't the issue, the issue is that you can't explain why the orientation is fixed and vertical from a polar aligned perspective.
Simple fact is this is a new/recent constant phenomenon that is not usual.
 Quoting: Maharaja

Wrong. Field rotation is a natural consequence of viewing the sky from a non-polar aligned perspective. It applies to everything, even planets:


Trolling with fained science doesn't change that.
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It's not trolling. You simply can't explain why the moon's vertical from a polar aligned perspective. You failed.

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The video the moontards can't address:

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The video the moontards can't address:

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Calling me a "sack of shit" in my karma does not address the video.
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Yes, field rotation or apparent rotation does occur in the summer as well as the winter, but generally it's smaller (less of an angle) and not noticed so much because the dark winter skies and high moon position make it catch people's attention more.

If you think the explanation of field rotation is bullshit, then please, by all means, find a flaw in it. Explain where the logic is incorrect.

And then I'd like to hear your explanation for this apparent lunar rotation, particularly covering the case where two people on the same latitude but different longitudes see the moon rotated by different amounts. That should be worth reading...
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you still haven't address why this is happening every(or other) month, summer, winter, fall or spring. Every month there is a thread(or 2) about the moon's shape/position. Ever month the same trolling answers that do not jive.
 Quoting: Maharaja

I can guess at the reason for the threads about it - people don't have much understanding of what happens in the sky, whether it's the moon, sun planets or even just the changing stars from season to season. Possibly too much light pollution, and possibly too many other distractions like TV and the internet. They also get "hints" from sites like GLP, and add to the noise by posting about what they don't understand, even though it's a perfectly normal phenomenon.

50 years ago, when I was young, people saw this regularly, and understood what they were seeing. It's not a new phenomenon, and not something that only hapens in winter - although it's more noticeable in winter for a number of reasons as I explained above.

You've also, I note, avoided any attempt at explanation, or at debating the issue of field rotation. You keep saying it's bullshit, or trolling, but you have yet to put together even the beginnings of an argument against it. Why do you think it's wrong? And in what way do you think it's wrong?

No, the moon (or in fact any object) will show rotation from rising through to setting. When it's at its highest point, then it will be "upright" as most people expect it to be, but it will in fact be rotated one way when rising and the other way when setting. It rotates (or rather appears to rotate) continuously as it moves across the sky.
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How does a rotating moon effect the shadow? Shadows do not rotate!
 Quoting: Maharaja

What?? Now I'm beginning to suspect you don't even understand what we're talking about.

The "shadow" on the moon is its own shadow, i.e. the part not facing the sun - not cast by the earth as some people think. When the moon appears to rotate during its passage across the sky from rising to setting, the path of the terminator across the lunar surface doesn't change. The areas in sun stay in the sun, and the areas in darkness stay dark. (Well, apart from the slow change due to lunar snurise or sunset.)

Look at images, or better still watch the moon closely (try binoculars) from when it rises, and all the way through to when it sets. You might be in for a supsrise, because it doesn't do what you appear to think it does...
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The video the moontards can't address:

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Calling me a "sack of shit" in my karma does not address the video.
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Just so you know I do not give bad karma, period.

Secondly, never once did I claim to have an answer to the thread subject. I only rejected your conclusions(those that agree with you). Doesn't address the moon doing this all yr long. Rotation doesn't address the question of why the shadow moves too then. We should only see the geography change, not the shadow creating smiley face effect.
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Yes, field rotation or apparent rotation does occur in the summer as well as the winter, but generally it's smaller (less of an angle) and not noticed so much because the dark winter skies and high moon position make it catch people's attention more.

If you think the explanation of field rotation is bullshit, then please, by all means, find a flaw in it. Explain where the logic is incorrect.

And then I'd like to hear your explanation for this apparent lunar rotation, particularly covering the case where two people on the same latitude but different longitudes see the moon rotated by different amounts. That should be worth reading...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9710493


you still haven't address why this is happening every(or other) month, summer, winter, fall or spring. Every month there is a thread(or 2) about the moon's shape/position. Ever month the same trolling answers that do not jive.
 Quoting: Maharaja

I can guess at the reason for the threads about it - people don't have much understanding of what happens in the sky, whether it's the moon, sun planets or even just the changing stars from season to season. Possibly too much light pollution, and possibly too many other distractions like TV and the internet. They also get "hints" from sites like GLP, and add to the noise by posting about what they don't understand, even though it's a perfectly normal phenomenon.

50 years ago, when I was young, people saw this regularly, and understood what they were seeing. It's not a new phenomenon, and not something that only hapens in winter - although it's more noticeable in winter for a number of reasons as I explained above.

You've also, I note, avoided any attempt at explanation, or at debating the issue of field rotation. You keep saying it's bullshit, or trolling, but you have yet to put together even the beginnings of an argument against it. Why do you think it's wrong? And in what way do you think it's wrong?

No, the moon (or in fact any object) will show rotation from rising through to setting. When it's at its highest point, then it will be "upright" as most people expect it to be, but it will in fact be rotated one way when rising and the other way when setting. It rotates (or rather appears to rotate) continuously as it moves across the sky.
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How does a rotating moon effect the shadow? Shadows do not rotate!
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What?? Now I'm beginning to suspect you don't even understand what we're talking about.

The "shadow" on the moon is its own shadow, i.e. the part not facing the sun - not cast by the earth as some people think. When the moon appears to rotate during its passage across the sky from rising to setting, the path of the terminator across the lunar surface doesn't change. The areas in sun stay in the sun, and the areas in darkness stay dark. (Well, apart from the slow change due to lunar snurise or sunset.)

Look at images, or better still watch the moon closely (try binoculars) from when it rises, and all the way through to when it sets. You might be in for a supsrise, because it doesn't do what you appear to think it does...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9710493


You see I have a different education about the sky as westerners see it. You would have to know that vedic astrology/astronomy have two subtle/invisible planets in their cosmology. So my questions can be a mix of both understandings trying to see truth were I can understand it.

These planets are Rahu and Ketu. Rahu is the planet casting a shadow on the moon, not the sun. But then you already KNOW THIS BECAUSE YOUR SO WELL READ IN ALL KNOWLEDGE.
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The video the moontards can't address:

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Calling me a "sack of shit" in my karma does not address the video.
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Just so you know I do not give bad karma, period.
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I didn't say you did, did I? There are many moontards here.
Secondly, never once did I claim to have an answer to the thread subject.
 Quoting: Maharaja

I didn't ask you for an answer to the thread subject, I asked you to address why the moon's orientation is fixed and vertical from a polar aligned perspective.
I only rejected your conclusions(those that agree with you).
 Quoting: Maharaja

You have not given a single rational reason for doing so.
Doesn't address the moon doing this all yr long.
 Quoting: Maharaja

Field rotation is not seasonal, so yes it does explain why the moon appears to rotate all year long.
Rotation doesn't address the question of why the shadow moves too then.
 Quoting: Maharaja

Yes, it does. The "shadow" moves because the moon appears to rotate, you can see it in my video.
We should only see the geography change, not the shadow creating smiley face effect.
 Quoting: Maharaja

Wrong. That makes no sense whatsoever. At no time, and in no way, does field rotation predict only the geographical features of the moon should undergo apparent rotation. You have demonstrated complete ignorance of what field rotation is, why it happens, and what it should look like. Good job.
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I for one, do not have any faith in so-called science that negates the vedic conclusions. Fuck them!
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I for one, do not have any faith in so-called vedic conclusions that are negated by science. Fuck them!
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You see I have a different education about the sky as westerners see it. You would have to know that vedic astrology/astronomy have two subtle/invisible planets in their cosmology. So my questions can be a mix of both understandings trying to see truth were I can understand it.

These planets are Rahu and Ketu. Rahu is the planet casting a shadow on the moon, not the sun. But then you already KNOW THIS BECAUSE YOUR SO WELL READ IN ALL KNOWLEDGE.
 Quoting: Maharaja

ROFL - well, if you're going to rely on supersition and gibberish to explain science, then I expect you'll keep coming to the wrong conclusions.

If you're going to put forward ideas like that, then you need to be able to prove these "planets" exist. If Rahu is the source of illumination for the moon, then we should be able to deduce it's position from the angles and legths of shadows on the moon's surface, e.g. shadows of mountains, crater walls etc.

Now, I admit I haven't done the calculations, but I'd be willing to bet that if I did do them, then this mysterious object would be at the exact same position as the sun.

However, reading up on Rahu places it at the ascending lunar node, which isn't coincident with the sun. In your strange universe the moon's phases shouldn't be the ones we see.

Do you have any kind of explanation for that?
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Rotation doesn't address the question of why the shadow moves too then. We should only see the geography change, not the shadow creating smiley face effect.
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Again, you don't seem to understand.

The shadow is the moon's shadow, or more correctly it's night side. The geography and shadow are the same object, and so they have to move together.

You're seriously lacking in understanding of what causes the phases of the moon. It isn't the shadow of the earth (or some imaginary planet). It's the shadow of the moon itself, the night half, just like half the earth is in darkness when it faces away from the sun (or don't you believe in that either?).
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Rotation doesn't address the question of why the shadow moves too then. We should only see the geography change, not the shadow creating smiley face effect.
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Again, you don't seem to understand.

The shadow is the moon's shadow, or more correctly it's night side. The geography and shadow are the same object, and so they have to move together.

You're seriously lacking in understanding of what causes the phases of the moon. It isn't the shadow of the earth (or some imaginary planet). It's the shadow of the moon itself, the night half, just like half the earth is in darkness when it faces away from the sun (or don't you believe in that either?).
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I'll bet you boys still think the earth is flat, time is linear and seeing is believing.
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Here is a collection of pictures, showing the lit part of the Moon tilted. [link to picasaweb.google.com]

Between the pictures are screenshots of the predicted Moon appearance for that time and place, using Sky View Cafe.

Here are the predicted positions of the Moon, matching the observations of those who thought that was unusual. I linked to the original posts in the captions.

[link to picasaweb.google.com]
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[link to picasaweb.google.com]

This is a picture of the page in Astronomical Algorithms, by Jean Meeus, explaining the apparent motion of the Moon.
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Listen!

I'm in Florida and i can most definately vouch that the moon is totally different than it was. A SMILE, yes, not in the same position i have witnessed it to be for all my years on this Earth.

If you think i'm crazy, great. I dont care.

IT IS DEFINATELY IN THE WRONG POSITION.

Stop the denial, all of you who think this is a joke. It is NOT a joke.

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No, YOU'RE a joke. What you're seeing is field rotation. It is normal and expected.

It is an APPARENT (not real) rotation that happens to everything in the sky. It is because you are looking at it from a round rotating surface.

The Moon's shadow is still left to right. The North pole of the Moon still points to the North. YOU are the one that turned. It is an optical illusion known as field rotation. When the Moon (or anything else in the sky) rises you are looking East and it APPEARS rotated to the left. When high in the sky you are looking South and it is upright. When it sets you are looking West and it APPEARS rotated to the right.

How do we know it is not a real rotation? First, YOU turned. When the Moon is just past the highest point in the sky you can see it both ways. Look South and you see the shadow on the left, look West and up and you see the shadow on top. Magic! Second, when we see it setting and appears to be rotated to the right, somebody on the other side of the world sees it rising AT THE SAME TIME and sees it appearing to be rotated to the left!

It is where the idea for the Cheshire cat came from. Shakespeare wrote about it. Hawaiin mythology talked about it. It was in the Bible and depicted by the ancient Egyptians. Just because you never paid attention before doesn't mean nobody else did.
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This site shows it as a waxing cresent @ 35% Full it does not show the moon smiling!!!
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That site does not know where you are or when you are looking at the moon. How in the world would it know how much apparent rotation you should see?
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Rotation doesn't address the question of why the shadow moves too then. We should only see the geography change, not the shadow creating smiley face effect.
 Quoting: Maharaja

Again, you don't seem to understand.

The shadow is the moon's shadow, or more correctly it's night side. The geography and shadow are the same object, and so they have to move together.

You're seriously lacking in understanding of what causes the phases of the moon. It isn't the shadow of the earth (or some imaginary planet). It's the shadow of the moon itself, the night half, just like half the earth is in darkness when it faces away from the sun (or don't you believe in that either?).
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I'll bet you boys still think the earth is flat, time is linear and seeing is believing.
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Huh???!!! That's a complete non-sequitur if ever I saw one.

You're the one who believes in imaginary planets...

Please explain how you think moon phases happen, if you don't believe they're caused by illumination from the sun, and that the dark part we see is the "night side" of the moon.

I'm sure "vedic astrology" has some great explanation, and I'm dying to hear it...
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Okay, it was smiling and that is perfectly normal for this time of year. I checked my star map app and that is exactly how they pictured that it should look If I COULD SEE IT. BUT at this time of the year it should have been so low in the horizon during the time I was looking that i SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE IT BUT I COULD. Someone explain this!!!!
 Quoting: Kk 7851574


In fact it should only look like this during moonrise, not the whole night long.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9794293

No, the moon (or in fact any object) will show rotation from rising through to setting. When it's at its highest point, then it will be "upright" as most people expect it to be, but it will in fact be rotated one way when rising and the other way when setting. It rotates (or rather appears to rotate) continuously as it moves across the sky.
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How does a rotating moon effect the shadow? Shadows do not rotate!
 Quoting: Maharaja


Dude, if in fact you are this stupid …you should unplug your computer and return to the nut hospital.
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Someone pointed this out to me last night. I thought it was weird that the moon looked like it was smiling but I got online and started looking around today for any evidence as to why this happens. I came to the conclusion that I am just not that observant. I found this article from back in 2004 in USA today: [link to www.usatoday.com]

It is funny that many people are saying this has only happened in the last 2 years but 2004 is 8 years ago now!

It is also interesting to me that between March 12, 2011 and December of 2011 nobody posted on this thread. This shows me that nobody noticed it during that time and they were not freaking out. Although I have never noticed it (I am a young 23 years old) I am pretty sure it is normal.
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Someone pointed this out to me last night. I thought it was weird that the moon looked like it was smiling but I got online and started looking around today for any evidence as to why this happens. I came to the conclusion that I am just not that observant. I found this article from back in 2004 in USA today: [link to www.usatoday.com]

It is funny that many people are saying this has only happened in the last 2 years but 2004 is 8 years ago now!

It is also interesting to me that between March 12, 2011 and December of 2011 nobody posted on this thread. This shows me that nobody noticed it during that time and they were not freaking out. Although I have never noticed it (I am a young 23 years old) I am pretty sure it is normal.
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"between March 12, 2011 and December of 2011 nobody posted on this thread"

Exactly!!

Because it's less noticeable in the summer, so people won't report it. It still happens, but the skies are light a lot later (and earlier) and people only seem to notice things like this when they're right in front of their faces.

I've been an amateur astronomer for over 40 years, and I've seen the effect all that time (and before even, since I grew up in the country, away from city lights).

People who never look at the skies suddenly see it, or read about it on GLP, and are amazed they never noticed it before.
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Ok, I can see where some think its crazy that some people have not noticed this phenomenon before and are making a big deal about it. I consider myself to pretty observant (being an artist) and admit I had never noticed this type of moon before either and found it kind of odd. My husband (not that observant-lol) had also never seen this "bowl" shaped moon either. So thinking that I may have missed something that looked pretty neat and wanting to find out what phase it was in and what it was called I searched the net. That's where I thought things got weird. Seems like there is a lot less information about this "cheshire" moon and an astounding lack of photos. I've seen wiki articles, but not a lot else, you'd think this type of unusual moon would make a bigger splash on the web. So I just assumed I didn't have the right name for it, but one thing I did see, and perhaps this was just misinfo, so don't jump down my back, is that this type of moon only appears once every 7-14 months. Well we just saw this "wet" moon in December and again tonight, so whats that about? I also noted that some sites say it happens in the southern hemisphere at the beginning of winter. So I'm here in Atlanta and its February...maybe I read that wrong? Maybe it just seems more mysterious to me because
a) I never noticed it until recently
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b) The info that I found on the web is conflicting at times.

so yeah people are going to see conspiracy and yeah its going to make it seem even more mysterious. I loathe to believe in any conspiracy, but yeah it is a bit odd.

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