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  •  Moonlight (8+ / 0-)

    I read about the following trick in a gardening book:

    Go outside at midnight at the full moon: the moon shadows you see are approximately where the sun's shadows will fall at noon 6 months later. For example, when you check the full moon's shadow in December, you'll have an excellent idea of where noontime shadows will be in June.
    I had to think about this a bit.  The tilt in the earth makes it work.  The wintertime full moon is higher and it floods our front yard that gets NO sunshine in the middle of winter because of the low angle of the sun and the big trees on our southern boundary.  It is dramatic at our northern latitude.

    Well-behaved women rarely make history - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    by Milly Watt on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:33:31 PM PST

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    •  No idea if this is right, or why exactly, but (8+ / 0-)

      I remember a June full moon where the sun set as the moon rose and they were directly opposite.  Not often in a place where I can see it again.

      I love George Takei for being aware and honest and sharing. And "the best damn pilot in the universe."

      by PHScott on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:53:19 PM PST

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      •  there's a place on a ridge here (4+ / 0-)

        where I can make the sun shine in one ear and the moon in the other. At the same moment. It's like a Purple Flash.

        When I do it just right it activates something and I pick winning lottery numbers.

        If I could just remember them...

        So for every sun moon earth straight line intersect , how many times a year does that occur, if it really does?

        Is it monthly but the several thousand mile wide straight line have  different latitudes each month?

        Jim?

        This machine kills Fascists.

        by KenBee on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:16:21 PM PST

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        •  Every lunar cycle of the year aligns the three. (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Polly Syllabic, Melanie in IA, KenBee

          But, as you said, the alignment is a very broad 'line'. You could get your inner ear treatments on any of those new and full moon dates. They will be less effective than on the 2 or 3 times a year when eclipses occur. And then, solar eclipses are your best bet. That isn't likely for your nearby ridge.

          But, hey, what have you got to lose. Give it a shot.


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          by jim in IA on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:02:08 AM PST

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