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Hi,Last night, my girlfriend and I have witnessed a very strange moon position. It was unlike the "text book" pictures we have gotten used to. The moon was tilted as a "smiley face" which we found very unusual. From my point of view, the moon should never be in such a position because it does not support the lunar phases.
There is nothing unusual here, unless you consider the late development of observational skills to be unusual. 1. There are enough amateur astronomers observing the moon on a daily basis that anything remotely out of the ordinary would be spotted at once.2. Nothing at all has been reported.3. Your descriptions of what you are seeing are phrased ambiguously, which makes providing a clear explanation for your misinterpretation difficult.4. Misinterpreting is exactly what you are doing. You are noticing something commonplace for the first time. 5. In summary, nothing to see here; move along.
1. It depends where I am on the planet.
2. You have not demonstrated that it was tilted to 90 degrees.
3. Since I don't trust my own eye witness testimony why would I trust yours?
Interesting. I have never noticed that before. What do you understand to be the underlying cause of the illusion.
No, it does not, even if you stay near the equator all the night long. Any Australian or Mexican Here?
Quote from: Ophiolite on 24/09/2012 20:33:542. You have not demonstrated that it was tilted to 90 degrees.It does.
Quote from: Ophiolite on 24/09/2012 20:33:543. Since I don't trust my own eye witness testimony why would I trust yours?Oh, well. I guess that expalin something.
Well, now you should demonstrate it. So why the moon is acting like that? Obviously you can use formulas to support your beliefs if you want.
Ok. It's dependent on field rotation as well as where the moon is in relation to the sun in the
Quote from: Astromut on 21/02/2013 17:32:58Ok. It's dependent on field rotation as well as where the moon is in relation to the sun in the Sorry, not moon field rotation here, I really dont know in whitch book did you find that, the moon normally does not rotate at all several degrees in just some hours in normal condition from the Earth view (you may confused it with the libration, but that one is very slow and the tilt is no more than in about 6 degrees only). No offense, but you may study basic astronomy in good ones.
you can see that the apparent orientation of the moon DOES change by many degrees from rising to setting, up to 180 degrees.
Quote from: Astromut on 12/04/2013 03:23:52you can see that the apparent orientation of the moon DOES change by many degrees from rising to setting, up to 180 degrees. Again, the moon normally does not rotates several degrees from the earth view per hour, you may study a little bit more.And thats the basics.
It would be helpful if you would define what you mean by the terms "apparent orientation of the moon" and " rotate several degrees per hour". They are presented here as equivalent, but appear to me to be wholly different.
Interesting thread, I've seen a lot of paranoia on YT regarding the moon. However, in researching this I found a very impressive video of the moon ACTUALLY TILTING. However, there is nothing exceptional going on here (unless you consider planetary physics exceptional) I'm glad someone uploaded it. Nothing odd happening with the moon. It shifts and tilts with parallax, libration, and latitudinal perspective.http://youtu.be/5YXhnQcoyOwThis is a very nice video if you watch it. But I don't remember the part where the crescent is on the bottom like stated before......you see it roll side to side. Or now is it that it depends where on the planet you are.?
6. Has anyone ever heard of people who just troll links to post disinfo
Ok well I'm not a scientist and I'm not gonna throw a bunch of equations etc up just to confuse people.
But has the moon always done this or is it just been happening the last couple of years?
There are a lot of people who look up at the sky and just gaze at it. For decades I've been looking at the sky and moon. And I don't care about all your math equations and stuff.
Why is it that ever app or anything you see anywhere still shows the moon like what most are used to?
Has everyone forgot to update all their software for the change?