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(The Raw Story)   Neil deGrasse Tyson rages against the 'super moon'. Looks like we got a badass over here   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Neil deGrasse, rage, Hayden Planetarium, coincidences, first call, full moons, moons  
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2013-06-24 08:48:42 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I'm always looking at the Moon, since the days of Apollo. I walked with my wife a couple days ago, saw the Moon low on the horizon, and remarked to her several times - "damn, the Moon look HUMONGOUS". I was convinced that it looked bigger, So I Googled why and found all the stories.

I really don't care that much about the physics of it. But Tyson FAILS the first-person test.

Yeah, that 2% difference really pops
2013-06-24 09:24:36 AM  
I don't know what he's talking about. The moon is ALWAYS super.
2013-06-24 09:48:02 AM  

StopLurkListen: Cerberus: I would think a Supermoon should not happen yearly. It's some astrologer's arbitrary definition of a full or new moon within 90% of perigee distance. Why not make it 99%? or 20%? How about we suggest people take a look at the moon while not near full phase with binoculars, and see the moon awesomeness at the terminator line? Or have that trippy little 5 minute astronomy show where the guy walks down the star path and tells us what is cool in the sky at the moment (was/is on PBS) on the Weather Channel instead?

Horkheimer had been close to death on several occasions because of his health issues.[1] As a result, he had prepared a grave site next to his parents. He also had a tombstone prepared and wrote his own epitaph, which reads;[3]

"Keep Looking Up" was my life's admonition;
I can do little else in my present position.

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I miss that guy and his infectious enthusiasm.

One of his replacements works here at the plane'arium where I am
2013-06-24 11:30:21 AM  
farking moon!1!! How does it work!??
2013-06-24 11:45:47 AM  

H0W13: I don't know what he's talking about. The moon is ALWAYS super.

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You and your third dimension.  It's cute.
2013-06-24 12:09:33 PM  
He must be a blast at parties.
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