Moon Line

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(Click for larger view.) This was a heartening reminder that people still care about what’s going on in the sky far above. This is a snap I took of a very long line of people (along the block and then around the corner and then some more) waiting for the shuttle bus to the Griffith Observatory to take part in the moon viewing activities up there tonight. (I took it at about 6:00pm, so I hope they all made it up in time!) The full moon is at close approach, and there was a total lunar eclipse as well. Knowing the people at the Observatory, I imagine they had arranged for lots of telescopes to be out on the lawn in front of the Observatory itself, as well as plenty of people on hand to explain things to curious visitors.

I hope you got to see some of the eclipse! (It is just coming off peak now as I type…)

-cvj

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31 Responses to Moon Line

  1. Mark Peifer says:

    Sadly most of the east coast has been under a continuous cloud for more than a week 🙁
    I must admit the Supermoon part of it left me laughing, however–what is the fractional difference in apparent diameter? Must be tiny.

  2. Mark Peifer says:

    Sould have actually done my “Google research” before I commented

    http://www.universetoday.com/83998/the-supermoon-illusion/

  3. Clifford says:

    Hi Mark, I always just ignore the supermoon silliness these days, to the point of not even mentioning it in a post. Maybe it will just go away one day.

    -cvj