The Moon; what is it ?

What is the Moon ?

  • A giant yard light

    Votes: 11 14.1%
  • A big hollow metal ball

    Votes: 8 10.3%
  • An outpost to keep an eye on Earth

    Votes: 21 26.9%
  • An Oceanic tide controller

    Votes: 6 7.7%
  • An unnatural satellite of Earth

    Votes: 32 41.0%
  • A big cheese ball

    Votes: 4 5.1%
  • It's natural, nothing to see here folks, move along now.

    Votes: 7 9.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 18 23.1%

  • Total voters
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Andromeda

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Often heard and it is often repeated that the moon and the sun appear the same size in the sky because of some 'fluke' and size/ distance etc.

Did a little exercise a while back to test this.

Same camera (Canon 5d Mk3), same lens (Canon L series 24-105), same focal length (105mm) same location.

The moon is clearly not the same size as the sun. These photos were taken 3 days apart, 7th Feb 2016 for the sun and 10th Feb 2016 for the moon.
Does the moon move that much in 2 days to make it appear smaller? Not sure. optical illusion?

All I know is, from my perspective, the moon is a good bit smaller, and a different shape to the sun. (note, the octagon shape of the sun is the aperture on the lens)

Love to hear your thoughts! I am sure there is a Wikipedia explanation for this?

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Lunar eclipses show that they are approximately the same size. It could be a visual illusion though.
 

Timeshifter

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Lunar eclipses show that they are approximately the same size. It could be a visual illusion though.
Optical illusion, and programming go a long way to explaining most of these phenomenon, IMO. (y)
 

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Can anyone explain to this befuddled child the scientific experiments done by shooting lasers off the moon mirror if we never went to the moon? TIA
They had bounced lasers off the moon before any reflectors were supposedly put there.

The moon is pretty reflective, and that tiny mirror would be a one in a million shot anyhow.

In other words, the reflectors are not necessary.
 

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I’m currently in Mexico on the East Coast. I have not seen Moon even once yet. May be it’s not supposed to be visible, but it’s just weird. Clear night skies and no Moon to be found.
 

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I’m currently in Mexico on the East Coast. I have not seen Moon even once yet. May be it’s not supposed to be visible, but it’s just weird. Clear night skies and no Moon to be found.
Funny you say that, I've been noticing that where I live as well. I usually take the dogs out between 6:30-7:30PM most nights, sometimes the moon will be in a predictable spot but other nights it is completely absent from the sky. I know new moons are a thing, but it is happening much more frequently than ~once a month. I feel like there should be an explanation as to why, until then I'm left scratching my head as to why the moon keeps disappearing.
 

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I’m currently in Mexico on the East Coast. I have not seen Moon even once yet. May be it’s not supposed to be visible, but it’s just weird. Clear night skies and no Moon to be found.
the moon does this, remember it cycles out of sync with the sun!
for some parts of a lunar month it's only visible very late nights/early mornings or morning/daytime or daytime/early eve!

some site said:
Because of the Earth's rotation, the moon is above the horizon roughly 12 hours out of every 24. Since those 12 hours almost never coincide with the roughly 12 hours of daylight in every 24 hours, the possible window for observing the moon in daylight averages about 6 hours a day.
 

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Tonights brain fart...

What if, the earth and moon interacted some how, but either we, or gods? F#cked up, causing this plasma stuff to go hey wire, and caused the destruction around the world and created the crators on the moon...

Afterwards the earths atmosphere was changed, and nothing we had worked...

So we restarted, (repaired) stuff (reinvented stuff)

And we hid what happened out of guilt, embarrassment, fear?

:unsure:
 

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I do not know if this has any weight behind it but there were a couple of vids going about that showed the shadow of moonlight was at a higher temperature than moonlight itself kind of implying that moonlight might not be a reflection of the sunlight but a light all of it's own, add to this that we know the sun gives life(photosynthesis) but the moon apparently accelerates decomposition!

Also i have seen full moons on several different continents(Brazil, India and UK) closer to the equator it feels like you can almost reach out and touch it.

The counter argument to the sun being 93mil miles away and the moon being 400 times less in size is that they are the same size and cross each others path during eclipses.

I have not observed this but does anyone know if the moonlight give off crepuscular rays like the sun, you know when the sun breaks through the clouds and casts sun-rays at angles that trick us into thinking the sun is just above the clouds.
 

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I do not know if this has any weight behind it but there were a couple of vids going about that showed the shadow of moonlight was at a higher temperature than moonlight itself kind of implying that moonlight might not be a reflection of the sunlight but a light all of it's own, add to this that we know the sun gives life(photosynthesis) but the moon apparently accelerates decomposition!

Also i have seen full moons on several different continents(Brazil, India and UK) closer to the equator it feels like you can almost reach out and touch it.

The counter argument to the sun being 93mil miles away and the moon being 400 times less in size is that they are the same size and cross each others path during eclipses.

I have not observed this but does anyone know if the moonlight give off crepuscular rays like the sun, you know when the sun breaks through the clouds and casts sun-rays at angles that trick us into thinking the sun is just above the clouds.
Sure does... I have photographed some myself but don't have them to hand.
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Crepuscular rays from the moon | EarthSky.org
 

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Ripped straight from this morning's headlines:

‘Something’s not right’ Mystery as mass 5 times the size of Hawaii found under moon crater​

Note that this particular article decided to get out ahead of those pesky conspiracy theorists by singling one out to ridicule their theories, as if that somehow contributes to scientific discourse.

The actual study is unsurprisingly locked behind a paywall, but here is the official statement from Baylor university.

The crater itself is oval-shaped, as wide as 2,000 kilometers — roughly the distance between Waco, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — and several miles deep. Despite its size, it cannot be seen from Earth because it is on the far side of the Moon.
Convenient that it's on the unseen side of the Moon, anyway. Does this have anything to do with why the moon apparently "rings like a bell" when struck?
 

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Okay, so there's this guy on youtube. His channel is called SMQ AI. He covers a gamut of information from Mandela Effect to declassified FOIA documents to parallel realities to holographic universe. Weeks ago, he stated he has a contact (government, I believe) who told him that in the coming weeks a lot of information would be coming out concerning UFO's, UAP's, the moon, and what is under the ocean.

He was correct on info being released about UFO's. One example: UFOs Are Real, But Don't Assume They're Alien Spaceships

Also correct about the moon: Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond , Huge mass discovered beneath crater on the far side of the moon—and scientists don't know what it is

I get that those on this site are distrustful of government and informants, and many believe there are a lot of shills on youtube. I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything here. I'm just bringing it to the attention of anyone who is curious, because today, he said his informant has told him that soon it will be released that there is a crystal dome under the ocean.

I do not know what this means. I just find it interesting and will be keeping an eye out for such a revelation.

 
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That could definitely be related. I think it is going to be something weirder and bigger than that, though. My gosh, I've looked at so many sunken pyramids under the ocean by Japan, Cuba, etc. and seen structures under lakes like Lake Michigan for so long that new info on such finds don't excite me anymore. :(
It's astonishing that I have normalized things that most consider impossible.

I was imagining something more like Logan's Run
Could be. I'm not ruling anything out, but I'm trying to not imagine what it is either. More and more I think our thoughts create this reality, so if I don't imagine what it is, then I have not limited the possibilities with my limited imagination. Let the universe come up with some wild new thing. I'm bored. Entertain me, Universe.
I guess it's like the end of Ghostbusters when Egon tells them not to think of a monster or it will manifest


Back on topic of the moon; it and the oceans seem to have some sort of symbiotic relationship.
Supposedly, the moon is in charge of the tides.
The lunar wave caught on camera looks the same as water displacement of an object under water.
Stars in the sky. Starfish in the water.
Astronauts train under water as it is supposedly the closest environment to space we have on Earth.

And I'm not saying I believe all of the above similarities; I'm just pointing them out.

If anything comes of this dome under the ocean thing, I'll start a new thread.
 
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Mainstream Science tells us that the tides are controlled by the moon, however, the tidal basins of Japan, the Gulf of Mexico and .. somewhere near Australia tell a different story. Also, fresh water seas and large lakes such as the US's great lakes, do not have tides, only salt water bodies. The most telling of these is the Black Sea, the northern half is fresh and non-tidal, and the southern half is salt and has tides. I think it's a magnetism thing, personally.
 

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Did anyone see the moon last night? I walked outside to get the hammer I left out earlier in the day, looked up and saw a full(ish) moon with either something behind it or underneath it. It looked like a crescent moon with the "horns" pointing up under the full moon. I tried taking a pic but the small bit of darkness between the bottom of the full moon and the inner curve of the crescent just didn't show up on the picture. I had my son come out and look to see if maybe my eyes were seeing blurry but he noticed it too.

I watched it for a while to see if it was some sort of eclipse but the moon and it's separate crescent stayed together the whole time (30 minutes). Checked with the astronomical sites and nothing was listed as happening but there was definitely something different with the moon last night. I have no idea what it was or even what it could be-just know that I've never seen (or even heard of) a moon like that. Totally open to explanations of what I saw last night.
 

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Did anyone see the moon last night? I walked outside to get the hammer I left out earlier in the day, looked up and saw a full(ish) moon with either something behind it or underneath it. It looked like a crescent moon with the "horns" pointing up under the full moon. I tried taking a pic but the small bit of darkness between the bottom of the full moon and the inner curve of the crescent just didn't show up on the picture. I had my son come out and look to see if maybe my eyes were seeing blurry but he noticed it too.

I watched it for a while to see if it was some sort of eclipse but the moon and it's separate crescent stayed together the whole time (30 minutes). Checked with the astronomical sites and nothing was listed as happening but there was definitely something different with the moon last night. I have no idea what it was or even what it could be-just know that I've never seen (or even heard of) a moon like that. Totally open to explanations of what I saw last night.
Haven't seen the moon here in the UK for over a week, we've had 7 days straight of cloud and heavy rain (must be that climate chage :) )

I will take a look next chance I get, ill dig the scope out too and see if anything has changed.

Maybe what you saw is connected to Nasa finding that lump on the dark side?
 

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