Catastrophic Conditions Forecast For Today
By Judy Evans
November 14, 2016 6:30pm CST
I took a photo of the moon last night. Vince spat the dummy a bit as he couldn't get a clear, crisp photo but luckily no such perfectionism got in my way. So here it is for what it's worth. It doesn't even look particularly huge. But what is more interesting is that, although till yesterday the weather was cool but getting warmer, yesterday was hot (35C) and today 13 schools in Western Australia have been closed because of catastrophic weather conditions (heat and strong winds). Seems like summer is here.
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• Perth, Australia
15 Nov 16
@JudyEv Some of my family and I stood out with my telescope and waited for it to rise. It is always amazing looking at the moon and the sky in general with a telescope but I must admit....I've seen the moon bigger before. There was nothing really super about it. It was still big and magnificent while rising though. Just not as big as the hype from the news led me to believe. We stood out there for 3 hours and it looked even better when the sun was completely down but yeah like I said, I've seen it much bigger before on a normal night. My cousin got a photo of the moon though. Pretty cool. He has some really good camera / telescope thing that he can search the sky and take photos with.
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov 16
Although it's bigger than it's ever been (since 1948 anyway) it's still only going to be a bit bigger than at other times. It seemed to be really huge here the night before but I was half asleep when it was full on my face and I didn't think about getting out of bed to take a photo.
15 Nov 16
when i read spat the dummy, i somehow thought it meant to smoke a bit. then when i looked it up and remembered that dummy is how you call a baby's pacifier, i can't help giggling and imagining vince. heehee. last night, when i mentioned the ring around the moon, i was told it meant rain and, yes, it rained here, today, not much, but still welcome since it's been hot and dry lately.