If you thought one supermoon was bright, how about three….? The full Moons of summer 2014—July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th–will all be supermoons. The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon.” Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side “perigee” about 50,000 km closer than the other “apogee”. Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon’s orbit […]
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As seen in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and ROCKETEER and too many movies to list — the fabulous observatory designed by the architectural firm of John C. Austin and Frederic M. Ashley — completed 1935: . . . . . . Physicist Leon Hall explaining the Cosmochron Clock of the Ages, 1938: Sculpting the Moon’s surface, 1939: The Observatory by night, 1940:
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