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Old 12-02-2008, 11:49 PM
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False! This is what it looked like in Australia:

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http://www.news.com.au/gallery/0,236...7150-0,00.html
Yeah, yeah. Stupid southern hemisphere. I fixed it. And I fixed yours too.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:55 PM
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I'll have to catch the next one... By 2052 we'll probably be able to fly out there and check it out up close
Somebody told me 2052, but somebody else told me 2012.

Either way, they're still out tonight. They're not as close together, but still cool to look at.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:08 AM
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Yeah, yeah. Stupid southern hemisphere. I fixed it. And I fixed yours too.
False again! Notice the orientation of the moon. Southern hemisphere is , northern hemisphere is .

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Somebody told me 2052, but somebody else told me 2012.

Either way, they're still out tonight. They're not as close together, but still cool to look at.
I was kind'a confused by that, too. Based on what I read, it's actually:

2012 = Jupiter, Venus
2052 = Jupiter, Venus, Moon
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:19 AM
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False again! Notice the orientation of the moon. Southern hemisphere is , northern hemisphere is .

Not following what you are saying. Are you saying Australia is not in the southern hemisphere?
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:22 AM
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Somebody told me 2052, but somebody else told me 2012.

Either way, they're still out tonight. They're not as close together, but still cool to look at.
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I was kind'a confused by that, too. Based on what I read, it's actually:

2012 = Jupiter, Venus
2052 = Jupiter, Venus, Moon
Yes, all three will be this close again on Nov. 18th, 2052.
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/1...night-sky.html
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:38 AM
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Not following what you are saying. Are you saying Australia is not in the southern hemisphere?
No, I'm saying that in Australia, the orientation of the crescent at the time of viewing makes it look like a smiley face. In North America, it makes it look like a frown. They're not just rotated 180... the orientation of the moon's crescent relative to the planets appears differently.

North America: : (

Australia: : )
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No, I'm saying that in Australia, the orientation of the crescent at the time of viewing makes it look like a smiley face. In North America, it makes it look like a frown. They're not just rotated 180... the orientation of the moon's crescent relative to the planets appears differently.

North America: : (

Australia: : )
Oh, yeah I know that. I was making a joke by rotating the photo. You know... since Australia is "upside down" from here. I was trying to pretend to be an ignorant 'merican.
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