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    Quote Originally Posted by Cáthasaigh View Post
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    Its a big round orange full moon tonight and I'm feeling the need to hunt with the pack. There's a nice sweet plump lamb out there on the hill...

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    A fine full moon tonight with blotchy silver clouds like mackerel skin.

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    Over here in the sunny south east we have nearly a three quarters of a moon ye guys must have not paid your rates.

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    Paddyjoe have to say for me this is the thread of the week. I know sod all about astronomy but found this post ever so slightly therapeutic because everything else is sooo depressing and this just piqued my interest. Well done for distracting me even for such a short time. Loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnyjoe View Post
    Paddyjoe have to say for me this is the thread of the week. I know sod all about astronomy but found this post ever so slightly therapeutic because everything else is sooo depressing and this just piqued my interest. Well done for distracting me even for such a short time. Loved it.
    Thanks! Good to think about something other than the grim stuff every now and then

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe McGillycuddy View Post
    Thanks! Good to think about something other than the grim stuff every now and then
    Ah sure it's me that should be thanking you, have a good bank holdiay, we may not have many more!!!

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    It must be close to the full moon tonight.

    A bit of moon music

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC58xdalCo8"]YouTube - Yakov Flier plays Debussy "Clair de lune"[/ame]




    Clair de lune

    Votre âme est un paysage choisi
    Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques
    Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi
    Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques.

    Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
    L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune
    Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur
    Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

    Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
    Qui fait rêver les oiseaux dans les arbres
    Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
    Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.

    Paul VERLAINE, Fêtes galantes (1869)


    (trans.)

    Light of the Moon

    Your soul is an exquisite landscape
    Through which masked revellers and players pass
    Strumming the lute and dancing and somehow
    Sad under their fantastical disguise.

    Always singing in the minor key of
    Love triumphant and a happy life
    But seeming unsure of their good fortune
    And their song blends with the light of the moon.

    O calm light of the moon sad and beautiful
    That makes the birds dream in the trees
    And the great fountains sob with delight
    Their tall plumes slender amidst the marble.






    Last edited by C. Flower; 21-01-2011 at 12:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    A bit of moon music
    Here's Maggie Reilly

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCp57YGiEBU"]YouTube - 'Moonlight Shadow' by Mike Oldfield Maggie Reilly moonlight shadow tubular bells[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe McGillycuddy View Post
    Here in Munster its a fine clear night with a bright half moon in the south west sky at the moment. However, the moon is surrounded by a huge circle of clear sky with a perfect ring of cloudy white which takes up half of that SW section of sky. I''ve never seen a ring like that around the moon before. Anybody see that tonight? Something to do with volcanic ash?
    Maybe some one with an interest in astronomy has an explanation?
    And before you ask, no I haven't been drinking or head shopping
    Same in the North here, the moon actually appeared to have an Orange Halo as it began to rise over the horizon. It is glowing as you describe just now.

    It's the position of the Sun in relation to the position of the Moon in space that has it glowing like that.

    You may have noticed that the moon has been more visable in the daytime recently because of the same positioning.

    At dusk tonight the Moon began to rise as the Sun was setting and caused the Orange glow for a time. What you are seeing now is the Sun reflecting off the Moon from the beyond the Western Hemisphere.

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    For anyone who saw American Werewolf in London

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4oSTyjZCfE&feature=related"]YouTube - The Marcels-Blue Moon[/ame]

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    For all the amateur astronomers around here:

    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors.
    Just hit F6, set your coordinates (or pick your nearest location from the map) and go. Feature packed, yet very easy and very impressive!







    Stellarium is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. If you don't want to install the program, the nice folks at PortableApps.com have made a 'portable' version (ideal for USB sticks).

    Enjoy!
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    Special moon tonight - closest to earth full moon in the last 18 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Special moon tonight - closest to earth full moon in the last 18 years.
    Heard on the twitter that in south coast of UK the moon is "massive", raining too heavy here in Wicklow though, ner a sign of it at the moment. Can you see it in Rockall C?

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    I wonder has it been playing havoc with the weather around the globe
    Offer solutions
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