Nearly Full Moon: 9/4/2017

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  1. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    We're suppose to get some cloud and rain tomorrow. That's when the full moon is on the agenda. Tonight, the skies are clear. So, here's the Nearly Full Moon:

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    It's striking how you are able to capture so much detail. You can almost see and map out the actual surface of the bright side of the moon.
     
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    That's about as clear a picture you can get of the moon as well. Atmospheric disturbance makes it almost impossible to get clearer unless you're on very high ground.
     
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    It would help if I could get far away from the city lights, too.
     
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    Yeah that is true, the night sky always seems clearer further away from the city lights.
     
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    When it comes to the moon I doubt it will make a noticable difference, I guess it'll be more a decrease in smog that'll help in that case. The moon is so bright in itself that light pollution doesn't do as much harm as with stargazing. A bit yes, but not as much as you'd think.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    Totally agree. And, yes, the main improvement is less smog and the glare from it if it's done farther from the city lights.
     

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