26 July 2007

A Gibbous Moon

Yeah, go ahead...
I had to look it up too.

6 comments:

John said...

But is it waxing or waning?

Greybeard said...

Yes John, it is!

The Joker said...

ha! GB, great answer!!
Looks like it's waxing to me, but what do I know????

John, do you raise or show Basenji's?
Was looking into buying a Rhodesian Ridgeback or Basenji a few years ago, but kept the breed I've been raising for the last 30 years - mini poodles! (and I've got way too many, right now)

What a transition that would be to go from what some people call "sissy dogs" to African hunting dogs. (but my poodles are definately not sissy's and are kind of agressive at times)

Andrea Shea King said...

Without looking it up I'd say its a waxing moon. Also...

Two moons on 27 August?

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

Don't miss it ...

OlePrairiedog said...

Greybeard, you are becoming quite erudite. Learn a new word each day.

Ms King, I think your information is flawed. Mars will be close and visible as a bright red star, but if it were as close as you say and visibly as large as our moon, the tidal stresses on this orb of ours would probably not be survivable. Check with snopes or another of the sites that verify web information.

Andrea Shea King said...

I stand corrected. A check with Snopes reveals this to be false. Mea culpa. I usually check on these things, and didn't this time. BUSTED!!!

Here's the link for the correct info:

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp

Andrea