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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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