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Moon Crazy

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I took this photo of the moon just a little while ago........I noticed how bright it was while I was getting my breakfast ready..I simply couldn't resist taking a photo........Of course as always, I took this shot in my jimmyjams and it's handheld as usual. Honestly, one of these days I'm just going to have to use my tripod lol

 

It wasn't until flickr that I decided to "shoot" the moon..I saw so many incredible shots of the moon on here that I just had to get out and give it a try. I find I'm hooked now...Whenever the nightsky is clear all I want to do is get my camera out. For those of you who don't normally shoot the moon..I encourage you to give it a try just once... ;) It's amazing and fun especially knowing how far away it is. I find it incredible that we can just point and shoot and take photos of the moon so far away with such great detail. Boggles my mind!! :)

 

Photo of this moon taken in Mississauga, Ontario Canada Sunday March 7th, 2010.

 

"Sun., March 7

Last Quarter Moon, 10:42 a.m.

The Last or Third Quarter Moon rises around 2 a.m. and sets around 10 a.m. It is above the horizon only 8 hours because of its low southern declination."

 

"As you read this, the Moon is moving away from us. Each year, the Moon steals some of Earth's rotational energy, and uses it to propel itself about 3.8 centimeters higher in its orbit. Researchers say that when it formed, the Moon was about 14,000 miles (22,530 kilometers) from Earth. It's now more than 280,000 miles, or 450,000 kilometers away."

 

"Tides and the moon

The moon causes many of the tides in the Earth's oceans. This is because of the gravity force between the Earth and Moon. At full Moon and new Moon, the Sun, Earth and Moon are lined up, producing the higher than normal tides (called spring tides, for the way they spring up). When the Moon is at first or last quarter, smaller neap tides form."

 

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Taken on March 7, 2010