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quote:The moon is not the biggest and brightest for a long time (that happened last year some time when the moon was relatively low in the sky) but it is the highest in the sky.
quote:Originally posted by Soul Surferhowever because of several smaller interactions the positions where the moon's track in the sky crosses the sun's track in the sky move around the sky svery ninteen years which means that once in 19 hears there's a time when the moon is highest in the sky in winter and lowest in the summer.
quote:Originally posted by Soul SurferNot sure if the precession of the nodes of the moon's orbit can be linked to weather patterns but it's generally agreed that the approximately 22 year sunspot cycle can. The long period (maunder minimum) without sunspots was also associated with very cold weather in europe.