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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 01:00 PM

8. Yup. I'm wondering if the moon is upside down too, when viewed from the Southern Hemisphere

Certainly to take the extreme case, comparing a person standing at the north pole compared to standing at the south pole -- they are both upside down from the other person's perspective. And looking at a distant object, the moon, what is at the "top" of one's field of vision will be at the "bottom" of the other's field of vision. I was trying to see if I could see the familiar rabbit churning butter.

The latitude of Wellington, New Zealand, where the moonrise was video'd, is 41.8 deg S. Compare that to someone like me in Minneapolis at 45 deg N. and we're standing with an angle between us of nearly 90 degrees (right angle). And therefore...

While I was at it, FWIW, I found that the latitude of the Mount John University observatory in New Zealand (where the first video was filmed) is 44.0 deg S.

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