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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:56 PM

A Moonrise Unlike Any You’ve Ever Seen





This is not a time lapse. This moonrise, recorded just two days ago and presented here in real time, was shot two days ago in Wellington, New Zealand — and it is positively spellbinding. Seriously. Just watch.

http://io9.com/5980370/a-moonrise-unlike-any-youve-ever-seen

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Reply A Moonrise Unlike Any You’ve Ever Seen (Original post)
pokerfan Jan 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #1
petronius Jan 2013 #2
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #3
unblock Jan 2013 #4
LonePirate Jan 2013 #5
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #6
TreasonousBastard Jan 2013 #7
Melissa G Jan 2013 #8
lastlib Jan 2013 #9
SCVDem Jan 2013 #10
lastlib Jan 2013 #11
pokerfan Jan 2013 #23
chalky Jan 2013 #17
pokerfan Jan 2013 #18
aquart Jan 2013 #12
nytemare Jan 2013 #13
VA_Jill Feb 2013 #40
WinstonSmith4740 Feb 2013 #46
rtassi Jan 2013 #14
memory Jan 2013 #15
Hekate Jan 2013 #16
Skinner Jan 2013 #19
liberalla Jan 2013 #20
Esse Quam Videri Jan 2013 #21
progressoid Jan 2013 #22
mnhtnbb Jan 2013 #24
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #25
Xithras Jan 2013 #26
LineReply .
libodem Jan 2013 #27
lark Jan 2013 #28
valerief Jan 2013 #29
pokerfan Jan 2013 #31
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #30
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #32
classof56 Feb 2013 #42
oldandhappy Feb 2013 #33
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #34
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #35
onlyadream Feb 2013 #36
pokerfan Feb 2013 #37
Quixote1818 Feb 2013 #47
ReRe Feb 2013 #38
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #39
Lunabelle Feb 2013 #41
idwiyo Feb 2013 #43
fadedrose Feb 2013 #44
LittleGirl Feb 2013 #45
Moostache Feb 2013 #48

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:07 PM

1. Wonderful, and thank you!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:10 PM

2. Very cool - thank you! (nt)

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 PM

3. neat, thank you. made my day.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 PM

4. very nice of those mst3k folks to bring us this special episode!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:31 PM

5. Stunning video!

This mostly blue dot and its small gray neighbor are capable of producing so much beauty. It's nice to take a few moments to appreciate it.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:39 PM

6. Wow! K&R! Awesome!

Definitely the coolest thing I've seen all week! Thanks for sharing this with us...

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:54 PM

7. Wow! Just wow.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:00 PM

8. Enjoyed it!

Thanks!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:15 PM

9. Odd that the moon moved from right to left.......

...in my world, it moves from left to right :scratchhead

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:35 PM

10. Southern hemisphere maybe?

I kinda thought of MST3K with the silhouettes.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:46 PM

11. nope--rotation of the earth is same regardless of hemisphere.

moonrise (or, for that matter, sunrise) is just the moon (sun) coming into view as the earth rotates. And the rotation is always counterclockwise.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:58 PM

23. Yeah, it's still moving East to West

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:49 AM

17. Not if you're angled toward the north.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:22 AM

18. New Zealand

credits at the end

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:54 PM

12. Holy shit!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:59 PM

13. La Luna! La Bella Luna!

I love just watching the moon. Beautiful!

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Response to nytemare (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:39 PM

40. The moon.....

brings the woman...to the man!

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Response to VA_Jill (Reply #40)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:55 PM

46. Could that be...

Cosmo's moon?

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:24 AM

14. Spellbinding ... I agree

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:27 AM

15. Thank you so much!

That was just beautiful!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:41 AM

16. Absolutely exquisite

Thank you.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:11 AM

19. Amazing.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:42 AM

20. Just Beautiful.

It would've been so cool to stand there with those other folks who'd gathered to watch...

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:12 AM

21. Wow

Just makes me more interested in looking at NZ as my escape country if this one continues to ride the crazy train into oblivion.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:59 AM

22. That was fun.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:06 PM

24. Can you imagine seeing that in person? Just amazingly beautiful.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:09 PM

25. WOW!

Beauty in motion.

Thank you, pokerfan!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:22 PM

26. Moonrises are always beautiful

I have to disagree with the "unlike any you've ever seen" comment though. Artists have been capturing creative moonside silhouettes since the invention of cameras.

I tend to be more of a fan of works like this one:

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:32 PM

27. .

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:52 PM

28. Wow



Simply wow.

Thanks!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:34 PM

29. Wow! So FAST!!!! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:43 PM

31. Yeah, one doesn't often appreciate how quickly the Earth rotates

(1440 minutes in a day) / (360 degrees in one revolution) = 4 minutes per degree.

The Moon subtends about one half of a degree of arc, so about 2 minutes to move its diameter.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:28 PM

30. Awesome

Just a slow motion exhibit of the wonderful world we live in.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:19 AM

32. I will tell you...

Once while in Huntington Beach, Calfornia I was out at the beach on an early evening. Suddenly someone pointed to the horizon and said "Whoa!! what is that?" This huge pink, orange light was coming out of the Ocean.. As we stood there we realized it was the Moon. IT WAS THE LARGEST MOON I have ever seen. It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen, other than when hale bopp comet sat in the Western Sky for so long.


kinda like this, only WAY LARGER.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:13 PM

42. Oh, this is gorgeous.

I have a friend who lives in a beachfront house in Huntington Beach. I'm guessing he may enjoy scenes like this now and then. How lucky is he! Thanks for posting.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:29 AM

33. magnificent! Thank you.

Wonderful to pause and appreciate our miraculous world.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:36 PM

34. ohhhh so beautiful...such beautiful music too

Perfect......


Reminds me of some times gone now....
And of course I'm crying my eyes out

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:52 PM

35. K&R

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:29 AM

36. A dumb question

Why does it appear so large? Where I live, it can always be blocked out by my thumb.

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:39 AM

37. Not a dumb question

Smart ass answer: The Moon is really, really big. About 2K miles in diameter. Probably not the answer you were looking for.

Real answer: Perspective. It's not a matter of the Moon being larger than normal, it's that the people were really small because they were over a mile away. The photographer could have still blocked the entire frame with his thumb from his vantage point.

From the link: Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It's something that I've been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #36)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:23 PM

47. Think of looking at the moon through a telescope but putting a camera on the end. nt

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:23 AM

38. On Golden Pond...

Stunning nature. I love DU and I love the internet!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:26 PM

39. Gorgeous!

Thanks so much for the lovely gift



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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:57 PM

41. Pretty

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:39 AM

43. K&R Beautiful. Thank you for posting this.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:17 AM

44. Awesome, thank you...

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:20 PM

45. Thank you so much for posting this.

I've shared on facebook!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:19 PM

48. That's Amore! (with apologies to Dino!)

When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza-pie
That's Amore!

Beautiful image and big thanks for posting it.

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