Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nearly Perfect Moonrise

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W 

Somewhere in the Pacific this morning there was a perfect moonrise.   Regular blog readers know that I'm fascinated by this idea and that I wrote about it before here and here and here.  

If you see the moon rising in full lunar eclipse, it is a perfect moonrise.  However, because the Moon is not the same plane as the the Earth's orbit, there are more perfect moonrises than eclipses, and many more full moons than eclipses.

Still, it's a great concept.   I saw one perfect moonrise in my life so far.  I'll never forget the sight.  It is a worthy ambition to see another one.

Image Credit & CopyrightBabak Tafreshi (TWAN)

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