Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By helicon64

Thread: Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?

  1. #1
    mikeryan85's Avatar
    mikeryan85 is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 19, Level: 1
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    2
    Points
    19
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0x 0 Posts

    Default Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?



    According to the inter webs, the Super Moon will peak at 7:54am PST tomorrow morning (Tuesday the 19th).

    I am trying to figure out if the best time to view would be:
    1.
    Tomorrow morning (Tuesday).
    Moonset is 6:46:am. I am told super moons look most effective when on the horizon. It will be setting over the pacific ocean at that time. Sunrise is at 6:33am. This is the best combo of when the moon is on the horizon and the super moon is peaking. There will be some daylight obviously at that time as the sun will be rising though.

    OR
    2.
    Tomorrow evening (Tuesday)
    Moonrise is 6:02pm. Sunset is 5:40pm. So it will be a little darker at this time as opposed to option 1.

    Also why does the moon appear largest when it is on the horizon if it's the same distance as when directly above? Is there a difference between moonrise and moonset? Is there a difference between it rising over the city or setting over the ocean?

    Looking for advice on when the most epic time to view would be. Thank you!

    -Mike

  2. #2
    allen g's Avatar
    allen g is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 9,648, Level: 67
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 2
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    5 Threads Achievement!2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    516
    Points
    9,648
    Level
    67
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 123x 89 Posts

    Default Re: Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?

    studies in visual perception revealed that moon looks larger over the horizon due to depth cues on land which is not the case when viewing it at zenith

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : TeleVue NP-101, Meade LX 90 8" ACF, DiscMount (DM-4) with Sky Commander
    EPs: Ethos 21 & 10, Nagler 31 & 2.5, Delos 8, 6, & 3.5, ES 14 100*,
    TV 2x
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    and various filters (e.g., Astronomik UHC, Lumicon O111, TV Planetary & Types A & B, Variable Polarizers)
    Lunt Solar Wedge
    Binoculars: AP 16x70 (Manfrotto Monopod); Zeiss 10x40B
    Local Club: Los Angeles Astronomical Society

  3. #3
    mikeryan85's Avatar
    mikeryan85 is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 19, Level: 1
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    2
    Points
    19
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0x 0 Posts

    Default Re: Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?

    Thanks! Any thought to which of the above two scenarios will be the best to view the super moon based on the listed circumstances?

  4. #4
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 303,464, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    38,865
    Points
    303,464
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,119
    Thanked 17,662x 12,096 Posts

    Default Re: Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?

    I've found that the seeing conditions (turbulence in the atmosphere) to generally be more stable in the early mornings after the daytime latent heating has largely dissipated, hence a steadier appearing Moon compared to early evening.

    Being near the horizon and with better than 2× the air mass to peer through, the effects of a turbulent atmosphere are exacerbated.

    But, you'll also want to be mindful of weather patterns and which scenario will potentially offer a better view in that regard. Is a marine layer a possibility? Fog? Better chance of cloud cover in the west in the morning compared to the east in the evening?

    And don't forget to consider obstructing landmarks, etc.
    Bryan

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    mikeryan85 (02-19-2019)

  6. #5
    helicon64's Avatar
    helicon64 is offline Indy the cat
    Points: 134,833, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Most Friends Award!
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    22,663
    Points
    134,833
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    23,733
    Thanked 6,969x 5,426 Posts

    Default Re: Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?

    When I got up this morning at 6:50 I witnessed a giant softball size moon hovering over the horizon to the west. Just a magnificent view!!!
    j.gardavsky likes this.
    Michael
    Obsession 18" f/4.2, Zhumell Z10 f/4.9, ES AR 152 refractor f/6.5, Celestron Skymaster 15x70's , Bushnell 10x50's
    9x50mm RACI finder, Telrad, Rigel Quickfinder, 30mm Erfle, 9mm Plossl, and full line of ES eyepieces
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is Limited. Imagination Circles the World... A. Einstein


  7. #6
    j.gardavsky's Avatar
    j.gardavsky is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 110,865, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Achievements:
    Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!400+ Posts AchievementFirst 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Awards:
    3rd Most Active Award
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14,394
    Points
    110,865
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    14,391
    Thanked 8,782x 5,718 Posts

    Default Re: Super Moon Feb 19th - Best Time in Los Angeles to watch?

    Hello Michael,

    I don't get up as early in the morning, but Moon is pretty big right now during our evening ours.
    A very nice view, enjoy,

    JG
    Binoculars: Leica Ultravid 7x42, 8x42HD; Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Swarovision; Nikon 10x70 Astroluxe; Docter Nobilem 7x50 Porro; Jenoptem 7x50W, 10x50W; BA8: 10.5x70, 15x85; 25x100FB, AsahiPentax 8x40, Refractors: Sky-Watcher 150mm/750mm; Leica APO Televid 82mm (25x-50x WW ASPH); EPs:Baader Classic Orthos; Fujiyama ortho, Leica B WW, ultrawide zoom ASPH, Periplan GF, HC Plan S, L; DOCTER UWA; Wild UW mil; Tele Vue Delos, Nagler Zoom, Plössls; Swarovski SW; Pentax XW; ZEISS diascope B WW T*, Carl Zeiss E-Pl; Hensoldt mil; Filters: Astrodon, Astronomik, Baader (CCD), TS;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : AstroTrac; Leica R7: Leica 2/50, 2/90mm, 2.8/180mm lenses
    Astronomy Forum Rules and Terms of Service
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Moon on the 19th July, 2018
    By j.gardavsky in forum Moon Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-21-2018, 09:49 AM
  2. Super Moon - Super Mosaic - 48 panels
    By Tridude in forum Astrophotography Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-17-2014, 06:48 PM
  3. After 15+ years it's time to watch the skies again
    By Kastle in forum Forum Welcomes Introductions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-09-2009, 07:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:39 AM.