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State of French scientific knowledge about the moon in 1878

need some pointers as to research strategies/leads to find out about the state of the art knowledge about the moon in 1878, with particular reference to things arising in or popular in the French scientific community. First thoughts are Times digital archive and to look for an encyclopaedia of similar date. Any leads appreciated.
posted by aesop on Aug 20, 2014 - 9 answers

moonshine and gossamer

I love having a moon phase widget on my android phone. Three days ago I noticed the one I had, had disappeared. I then downloaded a few others to try. Paid apps even! None of them change on the desktop(?) of the phone, indicating where the moon is in its cycle. Is this because I have mobile data turned off to save battery power? Or is there another reason? I also downloaded the app Sun and Moon but is it anywhere to be found on my phone except in My Apps to uninstall? Is it heck. What's going on?
posted by glasseyes on Jul 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Photographing the Super Moon

Assume I know very very little about photography, but I have a small tripod, a Canon Rebel Xti DLSR and a 400 zoom lens. How do I photograph the Super Moon tomorrow over Lake Tahoe? [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie on Jul 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Where can go to I touch something that's been to the moon?

Where can I go to touch something that has been to the Moon and back? Is such a thing even possible? There must be artifacts spread around the U.S. Where's the nearest one to you (and where are you)?
posted by dws on Jun 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Hello Moon. What do I call you?

What's this illusion called? The full moon is rising, but has not yet cleared the horizon. The bottom of the moon, however, appears concave, its outer edges bending up from the horizon. (Image link inside illustrating this concept). [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin on Apr 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Help Finding Cute Japanese Bowls

I purchased these porcelain bowls from TJ Maxx yesterday to use as feeding dishes for my cats. There were only two bowls at the store. They had a "Blue Moon Japan" sticker affixed and are stamped with the same name on the bottom. I would love to buy more in the same or similar color/pattern. My Google-fu isn’t strong this morning. I’ve only found tea sets from the same manufacturer. I would be thrilled to find the manufacturer’s website if only to find out what the pattern names are called.
posted by turniphead on Apr 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Pictures of the moon?

I'm looking for paintings, sketches, and other visual art that features the moon. Show me your favorite moon-related imagery!
posted by aaanastasia on Sep 13, 2013 - 23 answers

I swear I saw the man on the moon

Following the recent 'supermoon' in Australia, it brought back a vivid childhood memory that I'd like to either confirm (which would be awesome) or chalk up to an overactive child imagination. [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Jun 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for a modern cover of "It's Only A Paper Moon".

I was in a shop today and heard a snippet of "It's Only A Paper Moon" played with what sounded like a synth beat. Unfortunately the clerks weren't able to help me figure out the artist and sorting through the 813 versions of the song on iTunes has proven slow work. Does anyone know of a track like this? I may be off in my description a bit, but it definitely wasn't your standard jazz cover.
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Jun 20, 2013 - 8 answers

WHAT just happened to the moon?!

What did we just see? Please tell me we didn't just witness the beginning of the end of the world... [more inside]
posted by Emms on Jun 11, 2013 - 28 answers

Live satellite view of earth, the sun, the moon...

Are there any public views of real-time / live views from objects in space, especially ones that are pointed at the Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Jun 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Boston area Sunset/moonrise on June 23rd.

Where would be a good location in Eastern Massachusetts to see and photograph both the sunset and (full) moonrise on Sunday, June 23rd? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on May 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Is anyone selling scale model moons? Ie. Io, Iapetus etc?

The moons in our solar system are remarkably diverse and interesting. My google-fu is failing me, but I was hoping to get a set of models of moons to admire. Anyone making these?
posted by panaceanot on Mar 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Lunar Modules and cellphones

1) How much memory did the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) have and 2) when was the first cellphone with the same amount of memory introduced to the public? 3) Where there any other publicly available products that had the same amount of memory? 4) If so, when were they introduced to the market? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I get that Haagen Dazs Moon Ice Cream Cake?

Does anyone know if the Haagen Dazs Moon Ice Cream Cakes will be coming to America this Holiday Season PLEASE and where they can be found or do I have to fly to the UK to eat this thing?
posted by J0 on Oct 28, 2012 - 1 answer

And the moon will be yours to do whatever you like

Help me find this poem that involves the moon! I can't remember it but can remember the feeling I had when reading it! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Oct 17, 2012 - 6 answers

What part of the earth gets the most moonlight?

Is there any place on Earth that gets the most moonlight? [more inside]
posted by zinful on Oct 6, 2012 - 7 answers

If the earth had a second moon, could the moons ever cross? How and when?

Imagine that the earth is hit by another Mars-ish sized object causing a second moon to be formed. If the second moon were orbiting the Earth inside or outside of the orbit of The Moon, and assuming it was not orbiting the Earth parallel to The Moon, the two moons would have to cross each other at some point, right? A sort of moon-over-moon eclipse thing. How would you calculate how often this would occur? What would it look like? Does this happen on planets with more than one natural satellite? Does the premise of this question make no sense because my knowledge of astrophysics is basically nil? Explain to me like I am in fifth grade, please. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on May 30, 2012 - 7 answers

At what altitude does the Earth look like a big blue marble?

How far up do you have to go to see the Blue Marble? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 9, 2012 - 10 answers

If you believe in my man in the moon...

Is the man in the moon I see the same as everyone else? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 13, 2012 - 19 answers

What would happen if large-scale lunar mining operations became commonplace?

Could mining the moon destroy the oceans? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Feb 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Child befriends talking butterfly (person)?

Child befriends talking butterfly (person)? Help us identify this movie! [more inside]
posted by yamsmith on Feb 25, 2012 - 3 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Attempt no landings.

Reading about Gingrich's plan to mine the moon, I starting wondering: could the orbital stability of the moon be changed if enough mass was transferred to the Earth? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Jan 27, 2012 - 13 answers

What was going on behind that smily face, anyway?

I'm trying to get a better understanding for how an AI like GERTY (from the 2009 film Moon) would work under the hood. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Daylight moon.

Is it possible for a moon to have an orbit such that it is only ever visible from its planet during daylight hours? If so, what are the necessary requirements for this to happen?
posted by curious nu on Aug 20, 2011 - 14 answers

What does a space explosion sound like if you are physically connected to it?

What would an explosion sound like on the moon? Thought-experiment filter. [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on May 9, 2011 - 6 answers

I don't want to create the universe, just recreate it.

I'm looking for usable 3d meshes of Earth, Moon and Mars I know the data is out there for free, but the data I've found is ridiculous (4 terabyte high resolution files), hard to use (5 degree slices that would need to be assembled), in formats that only planetary geologists can use, or simply stuck in the labyrinth of poorly maintained and documented government web sites where I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on May 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Pre-moon size of the earth

What was the size of the earth, proportionally to it today, before whatever hit it to create the moon?
posted by Sparx on Jan 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Help Me Remember This Moon Game

Atari or Nintendo video game. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name of it. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Dec 23, 2010 - 10 answers

No, this is not a word problem.

I will be riding a train from Chicago to Boston during the upcoming total lunar eclipse. Am I correct that for best viewing, I should sit by the right-side window so as to see the moon in the south sky? Is the moon likely to rise so high that I won't be able to see it at all at its peak from inside a train?
posted by zadermatermorts on Dec 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Have a carrot (if you can help me find this article)

Some time in the last 8 years I read an article about children's author Margaret Wise Brown. It was a profile about her life (maybe in the context of a book review?), and it was about how depressed she was. I seem to remember her being in an abusive or controlling relationship with an older man or an older woman. It could have been in the New York Times, the New Yorker, or some other major publication. I've tried searching on the newyorker.com and nytimes.com, but didn't find what I wanted (but perhaps I wasn't searching the right way). Can you help me find this article? At least a citation if it's not online?
posted by bluefly on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Moon over Miami - wait, no, over New Orleans

Astronomers: how to best determine the exact time to take a photograph of the full moon where the moon is situated between two earthly objects? [more inside]
posted by komara on Jul 20, 2010 - 14 answers

One luminary clock

Help me understand the phases of the moon. Why is it that a New Moon is visible at all? [more inside]
posted by doubtless on May 22, 2010 - 16 answers

There will always be a moon over Marin?

I've always wondered about the lyrics to the Dead Kennedys' song "Moon Over Marin". It seems like one would have had to have lived in California in the late 70s-early 80s to get all the references in the song, so I'm hoping someone who did can explain them. [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on Mar 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Please help me find when the moon disappears, so I can watch it.

Back about a decade ago, I happened to be watching in early evening as the moon went from thin sliver to complete disappearance. It was one of those unexpected and somewhat wondrous moments of my life (due to many circumstances of the time, and the unplanned coolness of it). I'd like to see it again. Is there some schedule for me to tell when this is going to happen again visible from my area? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find my moon story!

Please help me find this SciFi story I remember reading as a kid. [more inside]
posted by mahke on Sep 11, 2009 - 2 answers

What has the Moon done for us in the last 39 years?

What terrestrial technologies did the Apollo program, in particular the manned missions to the Moon, yield? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Apollo HD

Where on the internets can I find HD raw footage of the Apollo programme? (for free) [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Jul 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Strong man in the moon?

With the advent of NASA's return to the moon I have a question of whether or not The Apollo astronauts could have recovered from a less than perfect landing. [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Jun 18, 2009 - 19 answers

Can you always see the Moon from the Earth?

Is there anywhere on Earth, where you can't see the Moon? [more inside]
posted by Dub on May 24, 2009 - 16 answers

give me the moon

I copied a short javascript to display the moonphase from a webpage, and made a few minor tweaks, and it appears to have a few problems. For instance, the moon phase occasionally shows up as "undefined"; I don't know enough about javascript to fix it, please help. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Jan 28, 2009 - 13 answers

Earth-Like Gas Giant Moons

What would be the conditions required on the moon of a gas giant to support Earth life? [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Jan 12, 2009 - 17 answers

Moon Palace by Paul Auster! help!

Moon Palace by Paul Auster! help! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 28, 2008 - 2 answers

When was Walker crater named?

How can I find out when this particular crater on the moon was named? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Photo series of paper miniatures of imagined trip to Moon or Mars from late '70s?

Can you help me locate a series of photos of an imagined trip to Mars (or maybe a return to the Moon?) done in papercraft, that was in one of my grade school textbooks around 1979? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Sep 18, 2008 - 0 answers

I'm no astronaut.

How can I give my girlfriend an engagement ring with a stone made of moon rock? [more inside]
posted by ben242 on Jan 23, 2008 - 20 answers

Holy Blithering $#&! I'm standing on the #*!@ing moon

I want to share the truth of the Moon Landing with my friends... But the site is down. [more inside]
posted by johnstein on Jan 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Seeking explanation of odd lunar phenomena

Can the Moon affect humans in specific ways? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Jan 1, 2008 - 28 answers

Does the moon orbit around the earth's equator?

We had a full moon a few days back, and it seemed - to me - to be floating very much higher in the sky than a full moon I watched last summer, which I think was at a much lower angle. But if the moon rotates around the equator, then wouldn't it always be the same height in the sky, for any particular position on earth? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Nov 27, 2007 - 11 answers

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