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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
posted by timepiece
on Jan 28, 2009 -
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 -
How can I find out when this particular crater on the moon was named? [more inside]
posted by np312
on Nov 20, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -