Vancouver BC residents: Is it just me, or is the moon 3 times bigger now than usual?

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  1. NickSo

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    I was driving down the street, and i see this huge white orb i was like "is that the moon?!" well it was, but it was like 3 or 4 times the size it is normally! go take a look outside! Is it like some special astronomical even today?
     
  2. Kevin P

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    When the moon rises (esp. a full moon) it can look huge when it is near the horizon. I think it's more a perception or illusion thing, it's the same size in the middle of the sky but there's nothing nearby to compare it to, so it seems smaller.

    KJP
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

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    It's getting closer, Nick! [​IMG]
     
  4. NickSo

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    oh...i thought i found something like ultra rare and spectacular... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Steve Tannehill

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    That's not a moon...

    It's a SPACE STATION!

    - Steve
     
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    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
     
  7. Jagan Seshadri

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    Vancouver? You could see the moon? You mean the clouds and rain have gone away? That's a bigger event than the moon any day!!

    -JNS
     
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    Jagan [​IMG]
    Yes, since Vancouverites saw the moon this winter then perhaps no new records of continuous cloudy/precipitation days will be set [​IMG]
     
  9. Jagan Seshadri

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    Michael, is Edmonton -30 Celsius yet? Are the northern lights out yet? I loved watching those growing up. So surreal.

    -JNS
     
  10. NickSo

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    Fortuneately, this winter has been VERY nice... Very sunny, temps up to 10 degrees celsius! rained only once or twice during the winter break!
    Global warming does have a good side to it... [​IMG]
     
  11. Mark Dubbelboer

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    one of my friends was talking about the moon being super large yesterday to me. odd

    and btw it's -24celsius right now, there's no way my car is going to start tomorrow
     
  12. Jeff Ulmer

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    -24? Sheesh, I was out gardening! In shorts! [​IMG]
     
  13. Peter Apruzzese

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    But I thought the moon was blasted out of earth's orbit (by nuclear explosion) on September 13, 1999?
     
  14. Carlo Medina

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    Look at the size of that thing!
     
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    "My god, it's full of stars."
     
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    If your moon is 3 times larger, I would suggest dieting....[​IMG]
     
  17. MikeH1

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    I should have wrote in my earlier post that yes, I noticed the moon seeming extra large even for being low in the horizon that day NickSo saw it. Probably because it was very white and bright instead of a red or orange.
     
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    I noticed the same thing on holidays in Kamloops. btw no snow here in Calgary - that's something to cheer about! damn cold though

    is this a canadians only thread? and who else thinks that Jeff Ulmer is crazy. Wearing shorts and gardening when it's -12 degrees outside?? strange.
     
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    -12 celcius and in shorts? It was probably a dry cold. [​IMG]
     
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    Um, I never said it was -12. That would be crazy. Unless it was rolling around in the snow. [​IMG]
     

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