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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:31 am 
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I guess we all know this was going to happen.... Found this on the internet; so it's true.
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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:45 am 
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Some of the comments were mind numbingly stupid. One guy told me that it couldn't possibly be a rocket because "rockets go straight up". I replied that if they went straight up they would either leave the planet or come straight back down.

I have no tolerance for willful ignorance and blatant stupidity.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:52 am 
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I was ready. The comments from the community that had no clue was really funny. The hood was freakin.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:24 pm 
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Why did this rocket have such a different appearance in the exhaust than other previous ones? I never remember seeing a bloom come out like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:41 pm 
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1 its a falcon 9. Each engine is unique plus x3 stages...drool.
2 actually seeing it as the sun sets we get better perspective backlit. Theres been a few (mostly Titan) behind marine layer or in daylight or both lately. Unimpressive. I saw this one as equally impressive and AWEsome as the last sunset shot I remember back in 87 or 88. I remember the flare coming off that one too but I dont know what rocket that was. Theyre all documented for reference.

I still cant get over how many people witnessed it. Thanks Elon and USAF/NASA for the show.

Edit I remember another one in the 2000s where I was watching it live during a football game and it clicked that that was in LA and I went outside to watch the rocket.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:42 pm 
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snowhottie wrote:
Why did this rocket have such a different appearance in the exhaust than other previous ones? I never remember seeing a bloom come out like that.

I think it was simply a matter of timing and trajectory. I've seen other sunset launched that lit up in a similar fashion but those were more westerly trajectories than this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:10 pm 
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The first full moon of the year is on New Year's Day. It's also a Super Moon. Actually the biggest Super Moon of 2018. And since the earth is at Perihelion it means HUGE tidal swings of almost 10 FEET in SoCal on Tuesday.

Perfect time to go explore the tide pools and sea caves.

The second full moon is on the 31st of January which means it's a Blue moon. Plus it's also a Super Moon (which is a really overused term these days!) plus it's a total lunar eclipse making it a Blood Moon!

So it's a Super Bloody Blue moon. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Boom.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Delta IV launch today.
1:55pst
Smaller engine and higher sun but maybe...

Dont crash your car.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Meh.
Just a vertical squiggley cloud from the solid fuel rockets.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:32 pm 
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2NAKLLR wrote:
Meh.
Just a vertical squiggley cloud from the solid fuel rockets.

Timing, or at least the time, is everything when it comes to rocket launches.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Yeah they fiddled around until 4 yesterday w a hope for a good show but then rescheduled for 1 today which ended up being 2:11. Its not like its rocket science...


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 am 
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I was hoping it would go at 4:59 on Thursday after all of the delays. That would have been much more interesting than 2pm.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:37 am 
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
The second full moon is on the 31st of January which means it's a Blue moon. Plus it's also a Super Moon (which is a really overused term these days!) plus it's a total lunar eclipse making it a Blood Moon!
So it's a Super Bloody Blue moon. 8-)

It's almost here...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/lo ... 7cd43fed61


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:41 am 
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Its also my friends birthday.
Astronomical!


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