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Old 12-12-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Map of the sky as seen from where I live. As I write this, the moon is just now coming up, but I can't see it because of clouds. It'll be the biggest in 15 years.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Default Tonight's Full Moon 14% larger, 30% brighter

Year's Biggest Full Moon Friday Night - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20081211/sc_space/yearsbiggestfullmoonfridaynight - broken link)

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I noticed it. It looks like sunrise here, at 9 p.m., I barely needed my headlights to see.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Map of the sky as seen from where I live. As I write this, the moon is just now coming up, but I can't see it because of clouds. It'll be the biggest in 15 years.
That map of the sky program seems to have automatically defaulted to some preset state. My wife just went to take a look and returned to say it was visible.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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I saw it as it was HUGE !! Went from a normally looking softball to a large basketball.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I remember seeing a spectacular moon a few years ago. I think sometimes the atmosphere is such that it enhances the view of the moon. I remember getting online and telling everybody to go out and look at the moon -- they did, and they seemed to be as impressed as I was.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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I remember seeing a spectacular moon a few years ago. I think sometimes the atmosphere is such that it enhances the view of the moon. I remember getting online and telling everybody to go out and look at the moon -- they did, and they seemed to be as impressed as I was.
Interesting in that i saw it before i read your post so i had no clue about it and when i saw it i was like ''what the he..'' as i have never seen it that large in my life that i can recall.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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durn cloud cover, but,,, still was blazing through 'em
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:11 AM
 
Location: southern california
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heavy cloud cover cannt see it will try very late at night.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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they said on the news that it was 17,000 miles closer to earth. anyone else here that ?
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