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#1 bill w

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

was a bit flummoxed when my full moon/eclipsed moon blink over the course of one night didn't line up  confused1.gif

lunar-eclipse-libration.gif

 

image details at my blog:

http://astrowhw.blog...-libration.html


Edited by bill w, 13 February 2018 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:52 PM

Hey, I 'discovered' it before you did! lol.gif

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

lol.gif Were you trying to believe those flat-earthers that say the Moon is just a flat hologram or something and not a spherical object?

I guess we can see some of the "hidden side" of the Moon after all.

 

Congrats on finding the proper term for it! That's the thing that took me a while to find when I first learned about it!

 

You should share your find (and image) with the all the lunatics in the Lunar section of CN.

https://www.cloudyni...unar-observing/

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They actually do talk about Lunar imaging and the sort, not just howling at it.grin.gif


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

I often use this gif when explaining it.

 

https://upload.wikim..._2007_450px.gif


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

thanks for the comments

love that animation jim

will share with the lunatics.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:59 PM

I filled a whole laptop before i realized it and found out on a nasa website somebody posted a link to on my rima hadley appolo 15 chalenge thread. but the moon wobbles like crazy. I always wondered why some images of clavius were at a lower angle then others




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