Sunday, November 13, 2016

Supermoon - Coming Soon to a Sky Near You!

On the night of Sunday, November 13, the closest full moon since 1948 will appear in the sky.



They say if you’re below retirement age, you’ll never have seen it so big or so bright.

NASA has dubbed it an “extra-supermoon” because of its proximity to the Earth, and due to the fact it won’t appear again until until 2034.

Since another full moon this close and this large in the sky will not be seen for another 18 years, we here at Infomaniac encourage you to get out and see it for yourself, weather and clear skies permitting.

Note: The Mistress is neither an astronomer nor a scientist so for more information, click here.

41 comments:

  1. Oh, MJ don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars....
    Okay, maybe just this once.
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    1. And just think...you'll get to see it before we will!

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  2. There will inevitably be cloudy skies across the UK - as is usual when such momentous astronomical events occur (meteors, comets, eclipses, etc.) Even the Lord Mayor's Fireworks last night were somewhat obscured by cloud. Jx

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    1. JON: Alas. If Monday doesn't work out, they say it should still be impressive on Tuesday night.

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    2. May I suggest Jon, to just press your full moon against the window to the passersby of London. I'm sure they'll enjoy the view.

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    3. A lot of them will recognise it. Jx

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  3. ♪ ♫ I see the bad moon arising. I see trouble on the way. ♪ ♫

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    1. ♪ ♫ I hear the voice of rage and ruin ♪ ♫

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  4. Is this a still shot from Kubrick's version of the moon landing ?

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    1. MAGO: Ha! It's a scene from a porno film. The title escapes me and the link to where I got the photo is broken.

      Mr. Peenee will probably recognize the film, if he drops by.

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    2. And there's me thinking it was an episode of "The Hardy Boys". Jx

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    3. From that piece of literature, it now confirms my suspicion they did indeed have brotherly love

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    4. The so-often-reliable Good Image Search has failed us utterly. Don't know if it's being prim or just clueless, but the only suggestion it returns for this particular vignette is "3d planet earth wallpaper icon." Hardly satisfactory.

      I'm always amused by the (lack of) expression one sees in these old stills. The strapping young thing to the left at least looks fairly intent; his colleague, however, looks as if he's just remembered that he's lost his keys.

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    5. MUSCATO: If he's sat on his keys and lost them, the strapping young thing to the left will soon find them.

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    6. Well, I'm glad to see that somebody is thinking of safety first. I mean, bathtubs are very slippery, and if one is going to be standing up in the tub, having an extra pair of steady hands and sturdy legs can be a godsend!
      Plus, the fact that the strapping young thing on the left has plugged himself in to his colleague will ensure that there are no mishaps.

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    7. MR. DeVICE: I would have simply purchased a rubber bath mat but this method has its advantages.

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  5. I'm excited to see the Supermoon! I luv astronomical phenomena!

    But a small superstitious part of me is worried about earthquakes & tidal waves--probably because the AntiChrist has just been elected President, signaling the end times are here!

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    1. EROS: I am concerned about the mysterious pinging.

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    2. MAGO: Batten down the hatches!

      I believe The Hum is coming from my neighbour’s subwoofer.

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    3. Maybe the ping is the Devil's Symphony.

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    4. Thank you for that clip, Mago.

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  6. "That's no moon!" — Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi

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  7. You know MJ,, that's the same technique my science tutor taught me to learn astronomy. I will enjoy gazing upon this super moon thank you.

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    1. MISTRESS MADDIE: Keep your eyes open for ASSteroids.

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  8. This just in....

    Leon Russell died today.

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    1. If 2016 keeps its tempo up at the end the RnR Hall of Fame will only contain images of dead people ...

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    2. If it was long ago and oh so far away, then why do I remember all the lyrics to Tightrope?

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  9. Just last week, due to a wardrobe malfunction, kabuki supermooned the WalMart parking lot. Not since Black Friday have we seen such human depravity

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    1. kabuki zero: Please tell me that Walmart was not a polling station.

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  10. will donald tweet that it's because
    of his win that the moon is yuge?

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    1. NORMA: Not only is the moon “yuge,” it’s going to be shining “bigly.”

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  11. I just hope the cloudy weather clears in time for Moon rise tonight. After reading the Hardy boys story I think I now need a cold shower over the bathtub supported by a Safety Houseboy... I'd hate to slip...

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  12. BITCHES: Crikey! I've given you the wrong info. The Supermoon is SUNDAY night. TONIGHT! Apologies. How did I get this far in life, one wonders.

    "The moon will be at its closest just before dawn on Monday, but will be almost equally visible Sunday and Monday nights."

    Must fix post wording and then run outdoors.

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  13. BITCHES: Last night, it was big, incredibly bright, and beautiful.

    Too overcast to see it early this morning when it's supposed to be at its most impressive but it should still be making quite the appearance this evening.

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    1. We have it tonight.... so your original post was correct for the UK :-)
      Sx

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