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Super Moon Eclipse

Eclipse Moon

I’m sure you probably heard by now, but yesterday there was a lunar eclipse, which is when the sun, the earth, and the moon are all aligned perfectly.  This causes the moon to take on a reddish hue, hence it’s common name of “Blood Moon.”  Yesterday we were also treated to what is called a “Supermoon,” which is when the moon is up to 30,000 miles closer to earth.  This causes the moon to gain apparent diameter, which in turn makes it larger & brighter.  The fact that there was an eclipse on the same day as a supermoon is rare, but not once in a lifetime rare, it will happen again in about 20 years.  So don’t worry if you missed anything.

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Anyway, here are some photos I took last night during it. I didn’t watch the whole thing (A. it’s pretty boring, B. CSI was on.)

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Saturn V launch at 500fps

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

The Saturn V that launched man into space, and onto the Moon was an impressive rocket, the largest, most powerful vehicle man has produced.  Above is a video of the Apollo 11 launch.  It was recorded at 500 frames per second, and is 8 minutes long, covering about 30 seconds in real time.  It’s narrated very nicely, and even if you don’t believe we landed on The Moon (stop reading this now, and go educate your sorry ass), you should watch that video.

Yea, that is damn impressive.  I think my favorite part is the wall of white light that stays for about 2 minutes.

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Listening to The Man in the Moon

Not the R.E.M. song, although that is a good one.  I’m talking about the actual Apollo 11 landing.  Back in the 1960’s there was a guy who used his own home made equipment to listen in to transmissions coming from the astronauts on the surface of the moon.  CRAZY!

Using an antenna that he had to manually move to track the moon, he was able to hear what was being said on the moon 5-10 seconds before it was broadcast on TV.  Now, the delay could be from a number of reasons, but regardless, he was on the right spot.  There will be those doubters that say he was just picking up signal that came from the another station broadcasting it, well, that’s easily disproved because when the moon drifted out of his view, so did the audio.

The most impressive thing about all of this is that he did it, was published in the local newspaper, has audio recordings of it all, and has since been forgotten by society.  The US government didn’t even go after him.  After all, this was the time of Communist spies.  If this happened today you can be sure that whoever did it would be promptly arrested and held without trial until he confessed as to what Terrorist he was working for.

It’s really impressive how this guy did it.  It’s worth the read, and since the font is big, and nice, it goes by quick.  So give it a read, you’ll be impressed.  There are some audio files there you can listen to, but they’re not the best quality, but it still goes to prove it.

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Did we land on the moon?

Being an avid conspiracy theorist, I will give the benefit of the doubt to almost any theory there is. Except the moon one. We landed there shut up already.
That being said, here’s a nice parody showing how Google proves me wrong. Not the parody part Isaid before, because as i said before that, WE LANDED THERE SHUT UP ALREADY.