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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global position system based on position of moon?

If I looked up at the sky some time at night, pointed to the moon and gave you the exact orientation of my arm (the two angles in the north/south and east/west directions) and told you the exact time of night and date it was, would you be able to tell my exact location in the world? If so, how?
posted by DirtyCreature on May 30, 2007 - 39 answers

How can I figure out the moon's path across the sky?

Is there a way I can figure out the moon's path across the night sky as viewed from a specific location on Earth on a given day? [more inside]
posted by yellowlightman on Oct 31, 2006 - 6 answers

What would be the effects on the earth if the moon exploded?

What would be the effects on the earth if the moon exploded? [more inside]
posted by tcobretti on Aug 28, 2006 - 29 answers

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