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(National Geographic)   The biggest, brightest full moon of 2008 will be on Friday because it's closer to earth than it has been since 1993. Scientists say we can expect increased ocean tides and 'Dumbass' tags   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 110
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2008-12-11 09:45:17 PM  
This is only gonna make me want that green cheese even more.
/farking tease
 
2008-12-11 09:48:28 PM  
Is this why everyone in my office wanted to kill each other today? I hate you, stupid Moon!
 
2008-12-11 09:53:09 PM  
I thought the Moon was either invisible or a UFO.
 
2008-12-11 10:03:53 PM  
They're not called lunatics for nothing...
 
2008-12-11 10:05:00 PM  
The moon isn't any closer than its normal perigee.
 
2008-12-11 10:24:06 PM  
i27.photobucket.com
 
2008-12-11 10:38:30 PM  
/lightly applauds Tabatha Static
 
2008-12-11 10:38:51 PM  
Do objects weigh less at high tide?
 
2008-12-11 11:01:35 PM  
Terrx: Do objects weigh less at high tide?

Objects weigh less the farther they are from center of the Earth. You will weigh less at the equator, than in (for example) New York City.

Astronauts in orbit are still bound by about 0.85 of the Earth's gravity.
 
2008-12-11 11:04:14 PM  
Sun God: Objects weigh less the farther they are from center of the Earth

This was not the question.
 
2008-12-11 11:10:51 PM  
I for one welcome our new Floridian overlords.
 
2008-12-11 11:12:35 PM  
Terrx: Sun God: Objects weigh less the farther they are from center of the Earth

This was not the question.


Yes, it was.
 
2008-12-11 11:45:05 PM  
Great. Now I'm going to be swamped with calls Friday night

/full moons bring out the idiots.
 
2008-12-11 11:48:50 PM  
Wolf. Night. Moon. Shoes.

/better not obscure

Also:
Procedural Texture: /lightly applauds Tabatha Static
This.
 
2008-12-11 11:48:57 PM  
Full moon on a weekend *and* a weekend when a lot of people get paid... oh dear.

/going to buy me a scale from the Equator using the internets...
 
2008-12-11 11:50:30 PM  
hardinparamedic: Great. Now I'm going to be swamped with calls Friday night

/full moons bring out the idiots.


Came in to this thread to make a similar comment.
SO glad I'm off tomorrow.
 
2008-12-11 11:51:02 PM  
Volcano Eruptions will be more likely or more violent because of the increased gravitational effect from the moon.
 
2008-12-11 11:53:02 PM  
Expect to see a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's.

/AH-OOOOOOOOO!
 
2008-12-11 11:53:53 PM  
Little old lady got mutilated late last night.

/Best alliteration in the history of rock lyrics.
 
2008-12-11 11:56:36 PM  
How long before someone blames it on global warming? Or Bush? Or Both?
 
2008-12-11 11:59:31 PM  
DrillSergeantPoopyPants: How long before someone blames it on global warming? Or Bush? Or Both?

I think you just did.
 
2008-12-12 12:02:59 AM  
Further proof that global warming is causing our moon to collide with us. We're like a hot lunar magnet!
 
2008-12-12 12:03:37 AM  
im_naked_right_now: Volcano Eruptions will be more likely or more violent because of the increased gravitational effect from the moon.

And where did you get your vulcanology degree?
 
2008-12-12 12:03:41 AM  
hey guess what im drunk!!
2morro is my wedding
/nothing to do with thread cause its dumb
//lolomfgwtfbbqsauce
 
2008-12-12 12:04:40 AM  
Well, of course the moon has a greater effect on tides when it's full - it's bigger.
 
2008-12-12 12:04:46 AM  
OK, which of you jokers shot the moon with the sniper rifle?

/obscure?
 
2008-12-12 12:05:43 AM  
people who believe in Global Warming and those with Bush Derangement Syndrome have no place in an adult conversation.
 
2008-12-12 12:07:56 AM  
12/12
 
2008-12-12 12:08:17 AM  
There is no dark side of the moon....
 
2008-12-12 12:10:37 AM  
Yay, it's supposed to clear tomorrow night, but boo it's going to be cold and windy. Yay, the tide is going to be extremely low, but boo it's going to be too dark to comb the beach. *sigh*
 
2008-12-12 12:10:47 AM  
Where's my webcam, I'll show you bastards a couple of full moons.
 
2008-12-12 12:11:06 AM  
On the plus side, my scale says that I've lost weight!
 
2008-12-12 12:16:34 AM  
So, the werewolf attacks will be a little more savage then?
 
2008-12-12 12:16:41 AM  
home.kooee.com.au
 
2008-12-12 12:17:23 AM  
*meh*

It's just a streetlight.
 
2008-12-12 12:19:17 AM  
Anyone have an inkling of the relationship between the lunar and menstrual cycles?
 
2008-12-12 12:19:56 AM  
Paris1127: im_naked_right_now: Volcano Eruptions will be more likely or more violent because of the increased gravitational effect from the moon.

And where did you get your vulcanology degree?


duh:
starland.com
 
2008-12-12 12:20:02 AM  
Frantic Freddie: There is no dark side of the moon....

Well, then I sure hope the band I'm in doesn't start playing different tunes.
 
2008-12-12 12:20:54 AM  
jorb
OK, which of you jokers shot the moon with the sniper rifle?

/obscure?


www.heyrenn.com

Nope, awesome game.
 
2008-12-12 12:21:05 AM  
i35.tinypic.com
 
2008-12-12 12:22:04 AM  
holiday_inn_in_cambodia: Paris1127: im_naked_right_now: Volcano Eruptions will be more likely or more violent because of the increased gravitational effect from the moon.

And where did you get your vulcanology degree?

duh:


Oh. Must be a sci-fi reference. Those aren't my speciality...
 
2008-12-12 12:25:14 AM  
Frantic Freddie: There is no dark side of the moon....

Actually there is. The moon rotates at almost the same speed as it orbits the Earth, in a fashion coinciding with the Earth's rotation, so that we never see the dark side of the Moon.
 
2008-12-12 12:28:08 AM  
40+ comments and no Tom Cullen yet?

Strange. Laws yes.
 
2008-12-12 12:28:18 AM  
Sun God: Frantic Freddie: There is no dark side of the moon....

Actually there is. The moon rotates at almost the same speed as it orbits the Earth, in a fashion coinciding with the Earth's rotation, so that we never see the dark side of the Moon.


Well, but it's more 'the *far* side'of the moon', isn't it? I mean, it's not like it never gets illuminated, it's just that we never *see* it (as it's always facing away from us).
 
2008-12-12 12:28:34 AM  
dogopus.com
 
2008-12-12 12:30:04 AM  
Hiro's Protagonist: Anyone have an inkling of the relationship between the lunar and menstrual cycles?

There's a reason it's called a "month."
 
2008-12-12 12:30:34 AM  
i232.photobucket.com
 
2008-12-12 12:30:41 AM  
strangeguitar: This is only gonna make me want that green cheese even more.
/farking tease


It's not made outta green cheese, despite the cliche!

It's made outta marshmallows!

/Pass me the hot chocolate, please.
 
2008-12-12 12:30:52 AM  
www2.printshop.co.uk
We like the Moon! Coz it is close to us!

/Linked hotly
//Hope they make some sales
 
2008-12-12 12:31:49 AM  
Sun God: Frantic Freddie: There is no dark side of the moon....

Actually there is. The moon rotates at almost the same speed as it orbits the Earth, in a fashion coinciding with the Earth's rotation, so that we never see the dark side of the Moon.


So if the "bright side" faces us, and it's daytime, wouldn't the position of the moon expose it's apparently dark side to the sunlight? So even though we don't see it, that "dark side" becomes illuminated by the sun?
 
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