A Moon Question...

Status
Not open for further replies.
M

majornature

Guest
Okay... I'm working on a lab report in my planetary astronomy class dealing with Lunar Standstills. <br />The question I want to ask is: Why does the moon appear to move along the horizon? And shouldn't it always rise due east and set due west?<br /><br />Your answers will help and links too.<br /><br />Thank You!!!<br /><br />Majornature( />^_^<) <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
M

majornature

Guest
Sounds good... I thought that was why and I wasn't sure. So thank you... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
N

nimbus

Guest
Celestia is a free program that can help you visualize this and other celestial phenomena. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
M

majornature

Guest
Is that the website's name.. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
M

majornature

Guest
cool website! I'll add it to my favorites. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
A

adrenalynn

Guest
The Moon Calculator is a fun piece of freeware:<br />http://www.starlight.demon.co.uk/mooncalc/<br /><br />Since we're talking now of your bookmark list, might want to add:<br /><br />Stellarium: http://www.stellarium.org/<br /><br />C2A: http://astrosurf.com/c2a/english/index.htm<br /><br />Electric Astrolab: http://www.astrolabes.org/electric.htm<br /><br />HNSky is worth a peek: http://www.hnsky.org/software.htm<br /><br />A cool solarsystem simulator is "Open Universe": http://openuniverse.sourceforge.net/<br /><br />"Where is M13" is a 3D galactic atlas - new kinda spin on such things that I find fun: http://www.thinkastronomy.com/M13/index.html<br /><br />Finally, StarChatGL has its moments: http://www.starchartgl.cjb.net/<br /><br />All free for the taking, I'm sure there's more such bookmarks on my other computer...<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
A

ashish27

Guest
Rena,<br /><br />the moon appears near the horizon because you live in a place that is closer to the south pole/north pole (dunno where you live). In Kolkata where I live the moon rises in the east, comes to about 60 degrees from the horizon and then sets in the west. In southern india, the moon comes almost overhead. The closer you go towards the equator the moon's trajectory goes higher and higher from the horizon.<br /><br />If you didn't know this, in New Zealand/Argentina, the sun never comes to the southern sky, it rises in the east and takes a trjectory through the north sky to the west. Tell me why?<br /><br />bcoz those places are in the southern hemisphere and the sun travels along the equator which is north of those places.
 
A

alokmohan

Guest
Rena stays light years away.So She should be thankful to Asish2 for replying from earth.
 
M

majornature

Guest
Lol alokmohan!!!<img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br />I'm greatful Asish2. Our moons are different... My home world has two moon. During a certian period, every six years, we have this phenomena happen; our moons will looks as if they are about to crash... it only cross paths with each other. When they truly align, it looks more like the number eight...<img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
A

adrenalynn

Guest
How about an RA/Dec on that "home world", Major? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
A

ashish27

Guest
interesting, very interesting, but majornature are you the leader of the females in your planet?
 
M

majornature

Guest
You can say that...I send information about my times here on Planet Earth via space email...<img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
M

majornature

Guest
Can't remember...I would send a message to one of my peoples to see if they refresh my memory... shoot I've been on Planet Earth to long...<img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
A

adrenalynn

Guest
That's convenient. Please let us know that outcome. :p <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
M

majornature

Guest
I will until then... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY