Harvest moon, Interpretive walk Nose Hill

Interpretive walk where Michael Bakk Captain of the Calgary Space Workers and Roland Dechesne of the Calgary Astronomy Meetup Group will speak to you on the many science facts of earths moon.

We will meet in the evening and watch the moon for a short time.

So much to tell you about and what the August moon is all about

Visual---Harvest Moon seems to be bigger or brighter or more colorful than other full moons. The warm color of the Moon shortly after it rises is caused by light from the Moon passing through a greater amount of atmospheric particles than when the moon is overhead. The atmosphere scatters the bluish component of moonlight which is really reflected white light from the sun, but allows the reddish component of the light to travel a straighter path to one's eyes. Hence all celestial bodies look reddish when they are low in the sky.

Size-- It appears larger in size because the brain perceives a low-hanging moon to be larger than one that's high in the sky. This is known as a Moon illusion and it can be seen with any full Moon.

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  • Michael

    It was a great night and all seemed to enjoy the moon. We had a great question and answer session and nose hill was a fantastic place to see the moonrise........ check out those pictures wow

    September 20, 2013

  • Minda

    This club always shows us a great time

    September 15, 2013

  • Michael

    There is now 32 people going to this meetup from other meetup groups. On the average I have been getting about one more every 3 to 4 hours since yesterday. Last year we had 28 people show up to the first harvest moon walk and many of them were at my last meeting at the Aerospace Museum and they are coming again. They are very excited, I am as well.

    September 15, 2013

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