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Old 12-23-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hey Aintgotnun! Check out the moon tonight 23 Dec 07

Noticed this tonight while walking the dog...

If you can get a clear view of the full moon tonight, which is pretty cool in itself, you will see a bright object close to the moon and at about 5 o'clock in relation to the moon.

It does not appear to be a star as it isn't white enough, but red/yellow in color.

Go outside, have a look and let's figure out what it is.

HURRY! IT MAY NOT BE THERE TOMORROW!

Greg...break out the 'scopes and tell us what it is!

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Old 12-23-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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I believe it's Mars. My wifes aunt told me it's the most visible xmas eve. I hope to check it out.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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Very Clear here tonight and I called Greg I see it and he said it was mars about to eclipse the moon.


VERY COOL!!!!
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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Cant see Mars but a shot of the moon from my patio using my cheap camera.


Very clear night here.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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Greg...break out the 'scopes and tell us what it is!
Yep, it's Mars. And with the moon soo bright right now it would wash out Mars using my scopes.

It is cool though.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
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Somebody posted this on "that other net" when I posted about the event over there. Really cool image.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:23 PM   #7
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thanks for the great pic, now the grandkids know exactly where to look
i tried explaining the 5 oclock thing and pointing
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:40 PM   #8
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well I had to break out the big scope and show the in-laws......

with some filters I was able to get Mars in but it was still washed out a bit
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That's cool.

The DW and I were leaving my sister's house earlier and we noticed it right off.
I tried to take a photo with my digital camera but the brightness of the Moon washes it out.

Sure is pretty though.
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It looks spectacular from ND. The moon has a halo around it caused by the ice crystals in the air. Mars is just off to the side, and can be seen with the naked eye. Looks much nicer with the monoc or binoculars. I'm too lazy to get out the scope....it's 4 degrees as well.
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