View Full Version : Look out if the sky is clear tonight.

12-12-2008, 01:03 PM

This is going to happen tonight so lets hope the sky is clear.

12-12-2008, 01:40 PM
Oh wow! Nice info, thanks! :yes:

We did notice the moon last night...will be sure to check it out tonight. I hope we are able to see some of the meteor shower too. :yes:

12-12-2008, 03:25 PM
It's been overcast here all day so I'm not very hopeful. :(

12-12-2008, 03:44 PM
as i said to you earlier i will take me camera out with me but its quite cloudy here too :(

12-12-2008, 04:27 PM
Quite clear here but that can change in an instant.

12-12-2008, 04:31 PM
Still cloudy here. :(

12-12-2008, 04:51 PM
dark here lol

12-12-2008, 05:14 PM
Going to be clear here in VA..but don't get too excited. 14% larger isn't that much. Moon is about 2 degrees of arc or so...that means that normally your little finger will just about block out the whole moon when at arm's distance. You might see a bit more around your pinky tonight.

Reminds me of the many emails I got when Mars was particulary close in its orbit. There was an email that freaked out people saying that Mars would look bigger than the moon on a particular night. They neglected to tell you that you needed to look through a pretty good telelscope to see a larger version of Mars.:tongue: