Last night’s moon — strange changes

I took a couple of pictures of the moon down by the corner just as it was rising into the sky and then I took a couple more about a half hour later.  I was surprised about how different each one looked from the others.  Does anyone know the science behind why they each look different?  The first one was down at the corner and the rest a half hour later.

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  1. Sadje says:

    Someone said the dot near the moon is Jupiter?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ah! I wondered what that was.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You can check. It was a beautiful full moon

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  2. judeitakali says:

    I’ve always wondered this as well. Can I lazily check back here for an answer? lol.
    Beautifulpictures.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Jude.

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Beautiful! I didn’t even know about the full moon, but here was cloudy and rainy, so we couldn’t have seen it anyway. Maybe the difference could be the haze in the atmosphere close to where you are?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      May be, Barbara! And that last pic, where it has a weird “creature” is probably something on the camera lens?

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  4. Beautiful shots, Lisa. Here’s some background you and other readers may enjoy while looking at your pics!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Christian. I never heard that one by ELO before. Good tune!

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I would bet a combination of camera and atmosphere. Mine never look the same even minutes apart–that just seems normal to me. Things are always changing. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, that makes me feel better, so much is going on that we can only see bits and pieces of it, like random snaps on a camera minutes apart.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I think that’s true.

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  6. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Those really ARE great pics. Hubby would be able to explain in detail what’s going on with the moon. He’s into all things science. I just looking at it while I file my nails and drink a martini, lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cool, if you can find out from hubby and let me know that would be great, Stace.

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  7. Badfinger (Max) says:

    My bet would be the atmosphere making it have either the halo effect or not…it just glows

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s been so bright in the sky at night! Like heaven’s spotlight.

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  8. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Yeah, I think Badfinger’s on it. Hubby glanced over at the pics and mumbled something about clouds and ice crystals and light “diffracting” around the moon. I had to go look it up after he said it (because I immediately forgot what he said, of course; I was never a good science student, lol) and yeah. The moon reacting to atmospheric elements. Very ghostly. Like a Halloween moon!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Getting the goosebumps in the best of ways hearing this. LOL on how you describe getting the info.

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      1. selizabryangmailcom says:

        Yeah, it’s elementary, dear Watson, for him on that stuff, lol. Remember how annoyed he gets at sci-fi movies that have their facts wrong and/or just make stuff up! (things most other people would not even notice, haha, including moi)

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Good for him. He’s Sci Fi Quality Control.

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  9. Jules says:

    Probably atmospheric changes… a halo around the moon suggests a change in the weather. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      And oh my, has it changed these last few days!

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      1. Jules says:

        Winter moons with halos are beautiful too… Some say snow is on the way when that happens. 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 I’ll be sure to watch the moon this winter.

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          1. Jules says:

            I think scientifically it is ice crystals around the moon 🙂

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