View Poll Results: Do u know how many nights that the moon is full or almost full?

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Thread: Full Moon! How many Nights?

  1. #1
    **Edit**
    How did my post end up at the top of this thread, and my name as the starter of the post. I was about the 5th person to post to this thread, not the OP.

    Read the last few posts on this thread. I used my telescope to follow a waxing gibbous moon up to the full phase to see how close the Moon needed to be from the "anti-sol" point to appear completely full.

    http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=29726&page=2
    Last edited by tony873004; 2005-Dec-16 at 03:16 AM.

  2. #2

    Exclamation Full Moon! How many Nights?

    Do u recall ever seeing the full moon more than 1-3 nights in a row? Last month it seemed like it was full or almost full for about 5- 6 nights. I just dont remember ever seeing a full moon for more than one night . please help.:surprised

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    Smile never

    The full moon is always one night. It's waxing before, and waning after.

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    See also Astronomy topic Do U Recall ever seeing a Full Moon more than one night in a row ?

    (One topic on a subject is usually sufficient -- I'm not sure this one is in the right forum. [Edit to clarify since move: it was in Bad Astronomy Stories.])

    30minute, how people interpret "almost" will affect the answers you get. What does it mean to you? Is 95% full almost full? 90%? 80%?
    Last edited by 01101001; 2005-Dec-14 at 09:42 PM.
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    I answered "3", but it's generally hard to tell if the Moon is truly full for a night or two before and after.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    same here

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    Actually the moon will never be truly "full" anymore, since the astronauts (and Soviet probes) brought back pieces, thereof.

    Seriously, I believe I can see a distinct difference between an 85-95% gibbous moon and a truly full moon, on a night-to-night basis. I can always tell, "tomorrow the moon will be full", or, "it was full yesterday", or, "it will peak tonight sometime".

  8. #8
    For what it's worth, on a good night I can just tell when the Moon is past or not quite full, by seeing any hint of fuzziness on either limb. But normally it is difficult for a few days, especially when it's high and dazzling, as during our northern winter.

  9. #9
    How did I get listed as the original poster in this thread? I was about the 5th person to post.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by tony873004
    How did I get listed as the original poster in this thread? I was about the 5th person to post.
    You posted during the few hours yesterday when the server was living 5 hours in the past. See topic "Time" Fluctuating (weird)
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  11. #11
    hmm

    It's only full for one instant, noon (Moon time, central), but it appears full enough the day before and the day after that I'll say three. I can tell when it is full and when it is not the night before or the night after however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001
    You posted during the few hours yesterday when the server was living 5 hours in the past. See topic "Time" Fluctuating (weird)
    I remember that thread. Spooky.

    I chose 1, but I was thinking in moon "days". Is it more than 1? If so, why?
    mickal's post makes sense.

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