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BS: lunar eclipse 27-28 Sep 2015

GUEST,leeneia 24 Sep 15 - 10:56 PM
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Subject: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 10:56 PM

There will be a lunar eclipse of the full moon this weekend. It promises to be a good, scary red one.

Here's a page where you can get more info and a time for your location - provided you are in the right part of the world.

http://www.timeanddate.com/

(Look for the picture of the moon at the center right of the page.)


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 05:22 AM

Excellent, but in the early hours for UK.
It is always a full moon, but a slightly bigger full moon this time.
I can never see the difference.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 05:29 AM

I'll be watching. The weather's looking good at the moment. Cloud permitting, we can see the whole thing from start to finish, though, considering the time of day, I may just dip in and out!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Penny S.
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 01:18 PM

A preliminary study on Stellarium suggests that I would have to go out to see it, as there is a very inconvenient tree in the way for at least part of the time. And sitting in my car in an isolated spot doesn't attract me one bit. I've checked out the local astronomy societies and none seem to be planning observations.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 01:35 PM

This spectacle has 6 distinctive processes at once which has not happened for thousands o years.

THE COLOR will be a deep peach


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 01:38 PM

This event is 9 to midnight on the east coast.

GREAT DATE NIGHT   of cosmic proportions.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 01:44 PM

Why is it more than any other lunar eclipse Donuel?
6 distinctive processes at once??


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 01:49 PM

Supermoon eclipse, video


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 01:58 PM

First the moon will be as close to Earth as it will ever be again.
It has not been this close as a Harvest moon for the last 20 years
It will be called a blood moon.
It will have gravitational maximum that has often translated to tectonic plate shifts. A West COAST EVENT IS heightened.
This event is simultaneously called a Super moon.
The color of the moon at its darkest will be an intense reddish peach from light passing through Earths horizon of all its sunsets and Dawns combined. This will also color any clouds you may see.

If any tiny asteroids hit behind the moons horizon as on 5-25-75 they will be backlit and would appear as a dramatic explosion in two phases of large followed by a smaller splash of debris.
The alignment of the eclipse is ideal for most of the northern hemisphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 02:03 PM

correction

the light hitting the moon will be highlighted from Earths atmosphere and the sun from the front and not backlit.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 02:13 PM

First the moon will be as close to Earth as it will ever be again.

That is because it is slowly moving away, but only by a few inches a year.
Otherwise, it makes such a close approach every month, though not always coinciding with a full moon.

It will have gravitational maximum that has often translated to tectonic plate shifts. A West COAST EVENT IS heightened.

We get that whenever the monthly close approach coincides with a full or a new moon.
It is not linked to seismic shifts.

It is a lovely, interesting and fascinating sight, but not "an event of cosmic proportions."


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 09:09 PM

Had a photo session all planned....but weather report is not good.... cloudy & rainy.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 02:55 AM

We get that whenever the monthly close approach coincides with a full or a new moon.
It is not linked to seismic shifts.


Tell that to mother nature, she hasn't realised yet!

Tides occur twice a day, the moon appears how many times? The Earth's crust floats on a sea of magma, and on the global scale acts much like toffee. If you flexed that regularly, cracks appear. So does the Earth's crust. Truth to say, if there is any statistical link it is that seismic activity is linked to the moon, not the other way around as implied. A solar eclipse will be more so the case. The sun gives use tides also. Hence the variation in the Severn Bore and Trent Aegir


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 03:51 AM

The causes of tides


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 03:58 AM

The mantle beneath the crust is not liquid.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Reinhard
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 04:41 AM

Donuel, why is calling the moon a blood moon or a super moon a distinctive process which has not happened for thousands of year? A sensation-hungry press invents sensational-sounding names daily.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 05:10 AM

Reinhard,
         Blood moons are mentioned in the Bible and are considered to be omens.
Google blood moon or blood moon prophecy and you will find many explanations.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Stu
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 06:11 AM

"The mantle beneath the crust is not liquid."

But it is plastic and does convect.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 06:41 AM

Well, solids can be plastic, and the convection in the mantle is very slow. Despite its high temperature it doesn't liquefy (except in vulcanicity and in other quite limited environments where pressure is less) because of extreme pressure. It's a highly viscous fluid, a bit like glass. But you wouldn't want to be calling glass a liquid, would you? I made the comment because I suspected that "floating on a sea of magma" was based on a misconception. In any case, it would be misapplying the word "magma" to say that the mantle is made of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 12:58 PM

Meanwhile, in other news, the Mormon church has to call the faithful to calm down, it's not the apocalypse.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Penny S.
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 01:23 PM

As far as I recall from the OU and various evening classes, there is a layer called the asthenosphere which underlies the lithosphere, which is solid rock and includes the crust and the upper part of the mantle. The asthenosphere is more plastic and permits the movement of the tectonic plates. It's not a sea of magma, though. The mantle below it is as Steve describes.

I think work has been done on whether lunar behaviour influences volcanic eruptions - if one is building up, is it more likely to happen as the Moon passes overhead or not? I haven't seen the results.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Penny S.
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 01:27 PM

My photography plans have had to be changed. I was going to use the french window in my first floor sitting room which should have given a decent view of part of the eclipse without my having to go out. But a merry band of scaffolders arrived and have covered that view with poles. They have also, though, provided a platform outside the bedrooms upstairs, and I might be able to use that with the Live View on the camera and an extended cable release to get a better view than plan A. Trial run tonight to see if it will be the right bit of sky.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 02:21 PM

"The idea that Earth tides may influence earthquake activity has been around for over 100 years, but despite this a link between increases in earthquake activity and tidal maxima has not been clearly demonstrated."

"In terms of the supermoon theory, the moon's gravitational pull at lunar perigee (closest approach) is not different enough from its pull at other times to significantly change the height of the tides and thus the likelihood of earthquakes."

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/research/earthquakeSunMoon.html


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 04:51 PM

We'll be having 5-8 people on the front porch. The weather should be good.

Since the so-called 'blood moon' will be a dark peach color, I'm thinking of getting some peach brandy to mark the occasion.


And I say three cheers for Mormon leaders who have tried to stymie nasty people who prey on others' fears and lack of education. When researching the eclipse, I came across one site which referred to the moon hemorrhaging. Sick!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 03:50 AM

If you are looking at the sky from about 4 onwards, look away from the moon to the East, where Venus is a glorious sight.
A little later you may glimpse Mars and Jupiter close by.
Another celestial alignment.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: bubblyrat
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 10:43 AM

The last one of a Tetrad (a series of four eclipses).They occur every 33 years at present , although there were none at all recorded between the years 1600-1900. The last one was in 1982; the next will be in 2033, so at my age I mustn't miss this one !! Actually, I awoke early this morning (Sunday) and looked out (about 0530 ) and saw an enlarged moon coloured bright orange, so I am looking forward to tonight's/tomorrow morning's spectacle!!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: JHW
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 09:59 PM

Last light crescent lost in the mist. 0300 UK NE


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 10:16 PM

It's there right now - completely covered by the shadow, but with a thin layer of clouds I can't get a clear photo. I do get sharp mosquito bites though. #DEETIsMyFriendTonight


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 10:22 PM

We had a very clear dusk here, so I was able to see the moon rise.
It looked very big, but just an optical illusion.
News and weather people assuring us it would be "much bigger than usual" clearly have never seen a so called "super moon."

I have just been walking my bemused dog through the dark streets. They turn the lights off at this time.
The curved shadow across the moon is a projection of the Earth, which provides proof that it is round.
Total now, with the features just visible on the dark red face, and the Milky Way visible even though the moon is full.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Stanron
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 10:46 PM

Here in Manchester UK it's in full swing with a nice clear sky. I tried to photograph it but my camera is too simple. I click at the moon and the flash goes off. I can't figure out how to stop it. The pictures show a faint grey moon but I see it as dull red. Still I'm glad I saw it. I don't suppose I'll see the next one.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 10:47 PM

Venus now risen here in UK.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 10:57 PM

My son & I had clouds with occasional breaks... we set up 2 tripods and I got 4-5 decent shots of the first half-- almost to totality. He has a newer fancy camera, and once he figured out the settings, he got 8-10 really nice images showing the pinkish/reddish/peachy image at about 95% totality. The clouds are getting thicker and the moon is almost overhead near trees, so we gave up.
I'm glad I got to see 'something'... I don't know if I'll be taking many pics next time when I'm over 100....


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 11:17 PM

No.. I won't be over 100 next time....only 93...

I also watched the NASA live feed of the last 15 minutes or so... me and 46 million others.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,bbc
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 12:24 AM

Lovely clear weather in Orange, MA, tonight. Great view of the moon!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: BobL
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 04:39 AM

Splendid view through clear skies in this part of England (Beds/Bucks/Herts). Saw it for a few minutes before, during and after totality - I wasn't going to leave my nice warm bed for anything more!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 04:47 AM

The one in January 2019 is visible from UK and US, so not that long to wait.
Do not be distracted by the "supermoon" thing. They are not noticeably any different.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 05:55 AM

The mantle beneath the crust is not liquid. Ah! the power of re-interpreting a post for your own bit of superior correction! But it doesn't alter the original statement nor the message.

The Earths crust and Mantle float on a sea of magma except where the magma decides it is nearer the surface and wants out!

People laugh when you tell them there is more seismic activity as global warming becomes more evidential. As the Crust and the mantle act more like a supercooled liquid (ie toffee or glass) then as they warm they are more flexible. Bend more. Cracks that were small become larger. It is all relative and statistical, never predictable.

The moon is just adding to other forces going on. Ever heard of tidal friction?


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 06:22 AM

Certainly heard of tidal friction, but never of any link to seismic activity because none has been found.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: EBarnacle
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 09:46 AM

Keith, the shadow of Terra on the moon can also be interpreted as a disk rather than a sphere. After all, there are theories for everything. Flat Earthers unite!
Actually, we were clouded over last night so I did not get to enjoy totality except to note that the moon was not visible in my area.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 10:15 AM

It could be interpreted as a disc once, but as the projection is always a disc whatever the angle, it has to be a sphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 10:16 AM

Keith, the shadow of Terra on the moon can also be interpreted as a disk rather than a sphere.

Well said, EBarnacle. Poor degree of evidence, Keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 10:24 AM

Five people set up chairs on my front porch last night, and we watched and chatted for an hour and a half. We got an excellent view of the moon, with naked eye, with binoculars and through a telescope.

We discussed shooting out a nearby streetlight, but realized it was much less trouble to hold your hand up in front of it and block its light.

The moon never looked red but stayed a tasteful gray. So much for 'the blood moon'!
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I think that worrying about global warming and earthquakes makes as much sense as worrying that two 18-wheelers had their windshield wipers going before they collided.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 10:31 AM

The first lunar eclipse I ever saw, in the 60s, was too dark to be visible even with a telescope.
It was because of volcanic dust in the atmosphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Penny S.
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 10:55 AM

I agree with Keith. With only one eclipse, a disc would be possible, but since one person can see many eclipses in their lifetime, and those will be in different parts of its orbit, from the east, through the zenith to the west, the only shape which will project a curved shadow on the Moon is a sphere. That is, assuming the same or near the same viewpoint.

My first eclipse was due east of where I was. The disc would have had to be vertical, not horizontal to project a curve there. Any disc would have to swivel to be orthogonal to the Moon at the time of an eclipse. Didn't notice that last night - did you?


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 04:16 PM

I had a wonderful view of the eclipse in the early hours of the morning (in UK's south west). The sky was clear, the night cool and calm, and there were no trees or other things in the way. I even managed a few quite passable pictures with my little camera. And to top it off, it's my birthday. Nice of the multiverse to put on such a good show for me. I'm well pleased!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 07:01 PM

Well I too am in the south-west, near currently very sunny Bude. It was a fantastically clear and starry night. Orion was almost as stunning as the eclipsed moon, and Venus was like a beacon in the south-east before the eclipse had finished. I had to lean out of me spare bedroom window to crane round to see the eclipse properly, and, as I don't wear jim-jams (down, girls!), things were getting a bit parky. I must point out that we have no neighbours looking in! I got a few pics on my hundred-quid compact camera, but, quality-wise, they will be mementos, not moneymakers. The moon was more of a dark coppery tint than the blood red of headlines, but gorgeous nonetheless. Today's weather was sparkling and we toddled off to our favourite garden, Trebah near Falmouth, where the amazing groves of mophead hydrangeas were impressive (don't knock 'em until you've seen 'em!). It's been a long day!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 08:12 PM

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Jenny and Steve.

I forgot to mention that we felt the moon needed cheering up, so we sang "Shine On, Harvest Moon." My friend Mark actually knew the verse, and we all joined in on the chorus.

Later I whistled the entirety of "Sail Along, Sil'vry Moon" by Billie What's-his-Name. (I had to whistle because I don't know the words.)

'Allegheny Moon' received favorable notice, but nobody knew the lyrics for that either.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 08:46 PM

From my home in Rhode Island, the eclipse was beautiful. It was a great night to watch it, too: not hot and humid, not too cold, not raining or snowing, with no mosquitoes or other insects.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 11:07 AM

Bloody clouds. Bloody fog. But the last time this happened we didn't have the internet either to tell us it was coming or to watch in streaming video...


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Penny S.
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 01:54 PM

The morning got very complicated, as once the eclipse was total, I couldn't get an image on the screen. Moved down to the garden and struggled with a very small aperture in the trees, and not being able see where I was putting my feet, and not knowing where anything was because it had been moved to accommodate the scaffolders. And not being able to open the door properly because of a scaffold pole. Moved out to the street in which I stood (a cul-de-sac). Photos here.


Super eclipse


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 02:44 PM

Good Penny!
Stars show in the total frame.
Excellent.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Penny S.
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 04:58 PM

Thank you. They are very insignificant stars - I looked them up in Stellarium, and they only have catalogue numbers, no names. So it's pretty good that they are visible - I wouldn't expect them usually. They are in Pisces.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 08:46 PM

Penny S., wow! Splendid!

Glad I noticed I'd lost my cookie and restored it before posting this!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 03:29 AM

Certainly heard of tidal friction, but never of any link to seismic activity because none has been found. Ah! The arrogance of ignorance!
spot the guy who doesn't read the New Scientist.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 04:39 AM

I am a subscriber to New Scientist and read it every week.
Anyone can search it online, so if you find something I can access the article.
You will find no link between tidal friction and seismic activity.
As I correctly said, "Certainly heard of tidal friction, but never of any link to seismic activity because none has been found."


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 04:54 AM

Note what Chantey Lass said about eclipse night in Rhode Island: not hot and humid, not too cold, not raining or snowing, with no mosquitoes or other insects.

Then imagine what it's like in Rhode Island the other 364 nights of the year....

Last time I was in Rhode Island (August), a violent storm cut the power in half the state.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 05:10 AM

Keith,
      try the link below



http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1150558


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 05:36 AM

As I correctly said
spot the arrogance of ignorance!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 05:52 AM

Keith,
      Or this one      



www.newscientist.com/article/dn12952


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 05:54 AM

The theory of a link has been around for literally centuries, but it has never gained acceptance.
People still look for a link and sometimes claim to have found one, but the suggestion is not accepted.
I gave this link days ago, on the 26th.
http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/research/earthquakeSunMoon.html


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 05:58 AM

From your link Derrick,
""This is a significant piece of work," says Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey. "People have been looking for links between earthquake activity and tidal cycles for many years, but there is no compelling evidence.""


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 06:32 AM

I think the piece is saying that there appears to be some sort of link between the two phenomena but nobody has conclusive evidence for or against it.
It is a bit like ball lightning science accepts that it exists but no one can explain what it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 06:37 AM

I was accused of "The arrogance of ignorance" for saying what the world's leading geologists also say.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:02 AM

T0 misclarify my remystifying remarks regarding full blood super moon rhetoric and unobscurify my purpose of employing mad men enthusiasm to those bothered by my selling a lunar eclipse as fun and hard as possible is that a full eclipse offers the possibility of seeing not only a simple cosmic event but sharing an opportunity for romance and once in a lifetime favorable condition to see objects impact the moon.

On 5 25 75 I had such an opportunity to see an impact during a lunar eclipse. It was only a three second event but beautiful.

Powerful events of cosmic proportions often move at the speed of light so you would never see them coming or conclude. You would never see a phase change event of the universe. You might see a mass extinction gamma ray burst or solar mega flare. You might have a couple seconds to see a super nova explode 50 light years away before being cooked but some things you could never see coming.

If your questions are passive aggressive means of establishing top doggedness or just enjoy the luxury of complaining kevetching and general "you're full of crapism so go piss in the ocean" ...then enjoy it to the max because with me, you can do so with complete safety


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Oct 15 - 06:45 AM

Hmmm Moon and earthquakes. a cursory search:

available if you are logged in to New Scientist "Tidal link to earthquakes revealed at last" - "Daily news 22 November 2007"
" - also referenced as [ Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1150558) ]

&

Even the previous iteration of the collider in Cern had to factor in the state of the Tide in the North Sea. The crust and mantle bending with the weight of the water caused by er, um, er (don't prompt me) ahhhhh - the Moon. (if I can correctly say that).

And just because I am currently reading page 16 of the 19 Sept New Scientist (In Brief) where it reports the "Moonquakes" attributed to the ovality of the Moon's orbit (aka tidal friction). And that on a body with no plate tectonics to dominate!

All this before I quiz my Brother-in-law Dr Keith Lewis - a retired senior marine geologist at NZOI/NIWA. And earthquakes figure very highly in GodZone! He could cite quite a few very dry articles I warrant, not the least his own maybe! Too right mate!


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 05 Oct 15 - 06:53 AM

Mr.Red, we have already discussed that piece.
It refers to some unusual, slow (over weeks!) tremors only detectable with instruments.
Here again is a quote from it,
"This is a significant piece of work," says Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey. "People have been looking for links between earthquake activity and tidal cycles for many years, but there is no compelling evidence."

He could cite quite a few very dry articles I warrant, not the least his own maybe!

I would be interested and surprised.
I am not holding my breath.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Oct 15 - 05:43 PM

Brother-in-law remarked "the idea that the Moon plays an active roll in earthquakes and in inching plate tectonic along has been around for many decades. but he did caveat his answer by saying his use of seismology was more alied to continental shelf slumping. Basically the undersea effects of earth tremours on accumulated mud escarpments. They also cause tsunamis. Maybe like the one in the North Sea 8,200 year ago


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Oct 15 - 09:52 PM

The last time the new moon eclipse alignment with this earthquake/moon thesis all lined up to produce a significant earth quake was the world series quake in San Francisco. There were other quakes that took place in the same "ball park" but none with such perfect timing.

My own opinion is that tidal lunar forces probably increases earthquake likelihood by a percent or two but not enough to go on alert or call for evacuations. The movie San Andreas pretends a earthquake predictor formula exists but alas there is no reliable formula.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Oct 15 - 07:39 PM

Hi, Joe. Back on Sept 15th you wrote, "Last time I was in Rhode Island (August), a violent storm cut the power in half the state."

How many blocks was that?
===========
I read about neutrinos having mass in the newspaper today. I'm relieved, frankly. If a neutrino is a particle, it's a thing, and a thing has mass.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 08 Oct 15 - 07:43 AM

the idea that the Moon plays an active roll in earthquakes and in inching plate tectonic along has been around for many decades.

Centuries actually, but no evidence has ever emerged.
Not even for a slightly higher probability.
Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Rumncoke
Date: 08 Oct 15 - 05:00 PM

I went down to the harbour in Poole and my daughter and son in law came along, I took a blanket and a flask of coffee, wore a thick jersey, a had and lined woollen coat with a hood - so I was comfortable but made no preparations, put on jackets and so were very cold, so as soon as totality was achieved we left.

The moon was very bright as we made our way down to the water's edge, casting shadows and reflecting off the water. Although the eclipse was supposed to start with the penumbra dimming the moon, it was not at all obvious and only when the moon was in the shadow did it show.
The moon did appear reddish, with a paler area bottom left - left of the craters Tycho and Clavius and no higher up than Tycho.
It was a lovely clear night, just perfect for viewing the eclipse.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Oct 15 - 06:13 PM

the idea that the Moon plays an active roll in earthquakes and in inching plate tectonic along has been around for many decades.

"Centuries actually, but no evidence has ever emerged.
Not even for a slightly higher probability.
Sorry."

Plate tectonics as a theory had to wait until the 1960s. Even if you stretch the point and extend the notion back to Wegener's notion of continental drift, developed between 1912 and 1915, "centuries actually" is a completely inaccurate. I'm not surprised that your last word was an apology, Keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 04:42 AM

Steve, evidence has been looked for but not found.
That is a fact.
That is all I have said.
What do you challenge?


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 06:32 AM

"the idea that the Moon plays an active roll....in inching plate tectonic along has been around for many decades."

So Keith sez " Centuries actually".

As plate tectonics theory has been around for only about fifty years, and even continental drift (not the same thing anyway) for just a hundred years, "centuries actually" is just plain wrong. Why don't you just admit that you didn't look it up?


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 08:08 AM

I know about plate tectonics thanks.
Plate movement is not influenced in any way by tides and no such theory exists at all.
The discussion is about a link between earthquakes and tides.
None has ever been found.
Look it up Steve.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 08:12 AM

Don't change the bloody subject. Admit that you got it wrong. I've forgotten a damn sight more about plate tectonics than you'll ever know. You've just proved it.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 08:26 AM

Steve, this discussion is about linking tides to earthquakes.

I responded to this,
"the idea that the Moon plays an active roll in earthquakes and in inching plate tectonic along has been around for many decades."

The idea that the Moon plays an active roll in earthquakes has been around for centuries.
The idea that the Moon plays an active roll in inching plate tectonic along has never been around at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 11:54 AM

Nope. That is not what you were saying. This is actually getting quite amusing.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 12:54 PM

Yes it is what I was saying.
You are once again trying to make something of nothing.

"The idea that the Moon plays an active roll in earthquakes has been around for centuries."

I said that quite early in the thread (26th Sept.)

"The idea that the Moon plays an active roll in inching plate tectonic along has never been around at all."

That is new. Mr. Red just raised it.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 01:17 PM

Keep going, Keith. The corset shop is still open.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 02:23 PM

You made a bad call.
You thought you had caught me out, but it was you that got it wrong.
Again.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Oct 15 - 03:00 PM

Say goodnight to the folks, Gracie.... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Oct 15 - 04:23 AM

Good morning.
Nothing I posted here suggests that I did not know that plate tectonics is recent.
Your claim is plain wrong.
Why so desperate to catch me out Steve?

You might remember me posting this,

Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
06-Dec-14 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: I am not an historian but........
Subject: RE: BS: I am not an historian but........
All those war diaries and letters and personal documents, tens of thousands, are used as source material.

Of course I am not saying the old historians were liars.
There were other historians at the time who challenged Taylor and Clark, but over time with increased knowledge a consensus has emerged.

It is very like the debate that became a consensus over plate tectonics or the big bang.

You are all in a time warp.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Oct 15 - 10:04 AM

I can assure that I am not at all desperate. That, however, is a word that could well be applied to your goalpost-moving and wriggling. It's all here for everyone to see, unless you can find a friendly mod to rid you of your embarrassment. Any progress on those Guardian references yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Oct 15 - 01:13 PM

Nothing here to embarrass me Steve.
No problem with any Guardian references either.
Just you desperately trying, and failing, to find fault with me.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Oct 15 - 12:10 PM

New Scientist Oct 3rd 2015 Page 12

"Deepest Quakes hit in Surprise Seasonal Cluster" -
true - not moon, but the Sun. And the Sun exerts about 1/7th of the tidal friction. Or to be more precise, 1/7th of the gravity variation cf Moon that we had to take into account when designing weighing machines of accuracies in the order of 1 part in 20,000. (beyond legal requirements but sometime we were asked). That was when I worked for W & T Avery of that trade.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Donuel
Date: 15 Oct 15 - 12:34 PM

Oklahoma's fracking quakes are now measuring 4.4

We knew this happens back in the 50's when the airfare force pumped nerve gas supplies deep underground east of the Rockies.


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Oct 15 - 07:52 PM

A thread about lunar eclipses, and it turns into the normal squabble about bugger all..


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Subject: RE: BS: lunar eclipse this weekend
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Oct 15 - 07:58 PM

If we're going to have a thread at all about science, it's important that contributors check their facts and post with accuracy. If that fails, and it becomes full of misinformation, it's even worse than a squabble about bugger all.


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