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July 20, 1969: binoculars and the moon?

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#1 Foss

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:39 PM

IIRC Apollo 11 touched down at about 8 p.m. (West Coast time). I think I recall looking up and seeing the moon but may be wrong.

Was the moon visible? If so, did you check it out with binos and do you recall what you were thinking at the time?



#2 Rich V.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:57 PM

This says it was a waxing crescent 5.42 days old...

 

https://www.calendar...endar/1969/july



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

I had a nice binocular at the time but don't think I even thought about looking at the moon. I have no idea if it was even visible.

 

I do remember where I was. I was working at a very large Summer Retreat (430 college students on Summer staff). I think there was only one TV on campus. It was an old B&W  in the boys dorm rec room. It was crowded with staffers but not even close to 430.

 

Of course some were working.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

IIRC Apollo 11 touched down at about 8 p.m. (West Coast time).

I think I recall looking up and seeing the moon but may be wrong.

Was the moon visible?

If so, did you check it out with binos and do you recall what you were thinking at the time?

50 years ago! foreheadslap.gif




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