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|Almost Full Moon|
The moon is not quite opposite the Sun as we see it from Earth. The Moon has to move just a bit more in its orbit so we Earthlings can see all of the illuminated portion of the moon!
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|Lunation 928 Day 13
Universal Time: January 11, 1998 5:00
Local Time: January 10, 1998; 11:00pm
HOU Educators: Download .fts images to go with this moon
Download jpgs to combine in paint programs or presentation software such as Power Point.
Here is a picture of a full moon taken at Yerkes Observatory in 1911 with the 40 inch refractor!
See the website http://www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/MoonPhases for mosaics of the moon at other phases.
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