Monday, March 13, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

The Moon is 99% full...

And you know what that means..

Well, if you do...could you tell me?

14 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

Um...it means it's 1% not full?

dusty said...

look at the moon on my sidebar dipshit..it says "full moon" yet technically its not quite full..ok..will it will be full tomorrow? does it never each 100%?

Full moons are for howling at..among other things..

I don't want to howl at an un-full moon..thats just wrong :P

Bruce said...

I just love it when you call me dipshit... :P

dusty said...

don't change the subject mon cher'

Bruce said...

Well, I'm not exactly Carl Sagan, so I gave it my best shot, dear...

CoffeeBigPlz said...

Well, It is 100% full now.
But it means when it is 99% full that the earth and the moon are not quite in a position (where you are positionally) to EXACTLY see 100%. but it lasts technically only a breif period.

just guessing though, pulling it out of my head from science class, but that was sooooo many years ago.

Jenn said...

Haha, you 'n Bruce are cute. :P

I did this whole project in school on the moon. I had to study all its phases and stuff. But, I can't even remember what I do all week, much less what the moon does. But, when you find out, lemme know.

GET ON AIM! PLEASE!

CoffeeBigPlz said...

Equinox
The time when night and day are of equal length in all parts of the Earth. The word equinox comes from a Latin word meaning "equal night."
Spring equinox: the beginning of spring, often called the vernal equinox. Vernal means "of spring." It occurs on March 20th or 21st.
Autumnal equinox: the beginning of autumn. It occurs on September 22nd or 23rd.

The Length of a Day
A sidereal (pronounced "sigh-dear'-ree-all") day refers to the rotation of the Earth measured relative to the stars. It is the time it takes the Earth to rotate 360 degrees and is equal to 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. A solar day is 24 hours long. This is the time it takes from one noon (sun overhead) to the next noon. The difference in the two "days" arises from the fact that during a day the Earth also travels nearly a degree further on its yearly trek around the Sun.

So, it is a matter of derees of the earth ...

more here if you are really curious:
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/News/1999/News-HarvestMoon.asp

black dog said...

It means that on tuesday I turn into a Werewolf. AhhOhhooo.

dusty said...

Thanks Coff for the info girl..I do appreciate it.

John..make sure you crap on the lawn not in the house..the wife will not be thrilled to clean up YOUR doodie in the humble abode dear man.

And yes it is full now..completely full..

means thats why my cats are going nuts and the dogs are driving me up a wall..

gotta go to work..adieu.

Kurt said...

being an optimist, i think it means that things are looking pretty good.
and when it is a new moon, and you can't see much of it lit up - well that is good, too, right? i mean, cuz it is new. new is good...

FantasticAlice said...

Hehehehe, it is 1% not full.

Bruce is a halarious dipshit though.

Kurts is always a positive thinker isn't he...

Bruce said...

Aw, Alice, you flatterer you...

Col. Dr. said...

A full moon is significant to astrologists, pagans, werewolves, schizophrenics, lunar-aspect wilding magic people, NASA and the Russians.