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Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:32 PM

Great color in the sky tonight as the moon was rising here in Chapel Hill!

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Reply Great color in the sky tonight as the moon was rising here in Chapel Hill! (Original post)
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 OP
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #1
Blue_In_AK Dec 2013 #2
alfredo Dec 2013 #3
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #4
alfredo Dec 2013 #6
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #8
alfredo Dec 2013 #9
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #10
alfredo Dec 2013 #11
Callalily Dec 2013 #5
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #7

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:35 PM

1. I actually posted this over in the lounge in case anyone wants to get outside

and see how the moon rises over their house tonight!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:20 PM

2. Very pretty.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:21 AM

3. It's called the Belt of Venus.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 05:42 AM

4. Wow! The things you learn here on DU. Thanks!

My father was an amateur astronomer--a pretty serious one--
and I don't remember him ever calling it by name. And I'm sure
I've seen that effect previously.

Interestingly, the sun was setting--but much farther south and west
than the camera, which was pointed east. There was some of that
effect southeast, but looked more like normal sunset effects.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

6. Sometimes while watching the sun set,

You miss a fine show happening behind you.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:38 PM

8. How true! We have a hill blocking our view of the sunset though, here.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:32 PM

9. Move. ;) My house is on a hill, and the front faces SE. Sunrises and the Belt of Venus

are what I see daily. I rarely see the sunrise. I'm retired so I don't need to get up that early.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:48 PM

10. Winter sunrises can be gorgeous here. Check it out

Christmas Day 2011 taken from our deck



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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 10:53 PM

11. Nice. Bad weather moving in?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 07:56 AM

5. Very nice!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:38 PM

7. Caught the moon a little earlier as it was rising tonight 12/16

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