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Chris Betson

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Re: December 2022
« Reply #165 on: December 30, 2022, 18:01:21 »
Why call it first quarter ( yes I know that is what it is called)  when twice that is a full moon?  Makes no sense.

Makes even less sense to call the waning quarter the third quarter ..... what happened to the second quarter?

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Re: December 2022
« Reply #166 on: December 30, 2022, 20:06:35 »
Why call it first quarter ( yes I know that is what it is called)  when twice that is a full moon?  Makes no sense.

Makes even less sense to call the waning quarter the third quarter ..... what happened to the second quarter?

Relative from the earthside first quarter, 2nd quarter, similar to full moon, third quarter waning moon, fourth quarter or new moon is no moon.
Moon's course is 28 or 29 days, which in the antique world  was a mo(o)nth, thus moonphases are weeks.

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Re: December 2022
« Reply #167 on: December 31, 2022, 06:57:17 »
The sun setting on 2022.
Roosevelt Elk, and Mt. St. Helens.
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Re: December 2022
« Reply #168 on: December 31, 2022, 16:40:16 »
Why call it first quarter ( yes I know that is what it is called)  when twice that is a full moon?  Makes no sense.

Chris, isn't what you are calling a "full" moon only one side of it?!
After all, we only ever see half of the whole moon and only half of it is ever fully illuminated by the sun....
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Re: December 2022
« Reply #169 on: January 01, 2023, 00:50:28 »
Absolutely - but the naming is a bit like saying the phases are no apples, 1 apple, 1 orange, 3 apples....
It only starts to make a little sense if you refer to the moon's orbit around the earth - new, one quarter,  one half,  three quarters. Then some bright spark ignored the orbit and called the half point a full moon which makes the quarters nonsense ....

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Re: December 2022
« Reply #170 on: January 01, 2023, 09:49:28 »
Ouch!
Fascinating vase John
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Great shot of the museum, Luc !