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The moon is orange and I want to know why
« on: 31/07/2004 22:35:58 »
Hello Nice Astronomical People,

Tonight I went for a drive all by myself and found the moon very distracting because it's soooo ORANGE !!...why ?...I presume it's either atmospheric or the time of year yes ?...I don't recall seeing it as ORANGEas that before and it looks very spooky over here in the UK, espesh when you're driving through country lanes and there no street lights and it's well dark, and it's just a load of fields, tress and bunny wabbits !!

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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #1 on: 31/07/2004 22:39:15 »


This is what the moon looked like though, it wasn't that big !!!

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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #2 on: 01/08/2004 11:50:16 »
are you sure it wasnt just your eyes changing to yellow??? were there hairs growing out of your palms and stuff?? waoooooooooo!!!!!!!
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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #3 on: 01/08/2004 12:02:13 »
Well...I did wake up this morning with sheep bits and pieces all over me, so , it seems I enjoyed a midnight snack...but I don't seem to remember it Jai......is that a dream ?...better go...gotta floss my teeth and clean up !!...I think we'll have lamb today, and tomorrow and the day after and...........

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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #4 on: 01/08/2004 17:58:18 »
The orange moon is a charachteristic of this time of year and is due to the harvest. Harvesting releases large amounts of dust into the atmosphere. The particles obviously have an effect on the light emitted from the moon. Interestingly, similar orange tinges can be seen with the moon after major volcanic eruptions for similar reasons!
 

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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #5 on: 01/08/2004 20:22:53 »
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Originally posted by Exodus

The orange moon is a charachteristic of this time of year and is due to the harvest. Harvesting releases large amounts of dust into the atmosphere. The particles obviously have an effect on the light emitted from the moon. Interestingly, similar orange tinges can be seen with the moon after major volcanic eruptions for similar reasons!



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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #6 on: 01/08/2004 23:41:14 »
oddly enough i was looking at the moon tonight and for the first time ever i saw the man in the moon. i really saw a face!! and no i was not drunk or on anything interesting.

it was really coool

really it was!!

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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #7 on: 02/08/2004 22:32:05 »
Yeah, the man in the moon is cool when you manage to see it.

Why does the moon turn orange/blood red at lunar eclipses? That's pretty spooky, too.

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Re: The moon is orange and I want to know why
« Reply #8 on: 19/08/2004 20:32:42 »
So is that why they call it the Harvest Moon?

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