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Old 07-08-2011, 10:46 PM   #4936
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Keith, we are on the same page, the moon looks like that here also. I thought for some reason it may look different at different locations. I have one of the atomic clock/thermometer/date/moon phase deals my uncle gave me and it is reading the same as your picture.

Buddy, your camera does take some fantastic pictures, I was going to ask you to take a picture of your camera but... (one of my more brilliant moments). Is photography one of your hobbies? If it isn't, it should be, you are really great at taking pictures.
Jim, the likelihood of the moon looking different from any two places on earth is extremely remote, with the exception of an eclipse of the moon.

Being, as it is, some 240,000 miles away from us (it varies every day) there could hardly be any angular difference from earth because we are so small - just 8,000miles across - give or take.

I took a photography course in about 1975 or so, back in the days of film...remember that? It was a combination course both of how to take photos and how to do the developing. Back in the day I had my own color darkroom, fortunately these days, we just push a couple of buttons and we're done.

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Me too! Now I am really confused even though it has been explained.

Oh well...just a sudden curiosity.

Thank you Keith for the explanation, and the great photos.
Bud, my explanations always work for me, but not quite so often for others. If you can tell me what it is that you're having difficulty with, I'll give it a go from a different perspective.

Perhaps a post I just made about the distance the moon is from the earth will help you to understand why the moon almost always looks identical from anywhere on earth at the same time.
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OK, so while all you guys are worrying about the moon, I was working some more on the shower behind the tub today.

First thing was to get the roof and short wall strapped ready for shingling.
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Now sometimes you have to get a little creative with things around here...and I wanted a source of hot water which wouldn't take forever to heat up and not necessarily have to rely on the sun, which has been in very short supply this year.

While trucking through the local Canadian Tire store a few weeks back, I spotted this cooker. I figured it would make a great water heater, soooooo...
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I tested the cooker out last night for the first time. It holds 30 liters of water, just about right for a shower.

The gadget has a timer on it which will run for a maximum of 20 minutes, so I figured it might not take quite that long to heat the water to somewhere around 105, so I turned the heat control down a bit, and knocked the timer back to about 15 minutes.

Went in for supper, and when I got back out the timer had done its' thing and shut the burner off as it is supposed to. I checked the water temperature with the supplied thermometer...150...OUCH! No, I didn't stick my finger in it, I could see the steam rising. Wow, does this thing work quickly. Tonight (or maybe tomorrow) I will try just five minutes to see what happens.

Having a supply of hot water now requires us to have a pump to get it to the business end of things.

I picked up this pump from Habitat a couple of years ago for $20. The money goes to a good cause, and besides a new one costs nearly $300! When I tested the pump it worked perfectly.
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I did get around to chopping some of the arbutus bushes back, now the view is much better.
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Something else around here which has been kicking around for some time is a few bundles of cedar shingles. We were up at the local re-cycler's a few years ago and they had a deal on which was too good to pass up.

You never know when these things might come in handy, and now was the time.
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Because I wanted to do the funky shingles instead of just plain straight rows (boring), it took a little longer.

But I'm happy with the result and it looks OK when you are further away from the roof as well.
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I kept putting off the staining of the floor and other bits just in case I was going to test everything out tonight. But in the end, I figured it was just as easy to do it now, at least everything will be dry enough to use tomorrow.
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And at the end of the day I got the side wall shingled as well.

I think just about all the woodworking is done, and now all that remains is to install the glass in front.

Oh yes, I found some more glass which I can use on top of the side wall as well. Another freebie I picked up about 10 years ago.
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Jim, the likelihood of the moon looking different from any two places on earth is extremely remote, with the exception of an eclipse of the moon.

Being, as it is, some 240,000 miles away from us (it varies every day) there could hardly be any angular difference from earth because we are so small - just 8,000miles across - give or take.
There ya go !!!

That explains it. Makes perfect sense. The "perspective" angle was what I wasn't thinking about.

Thanks again Keith.


Keith you learned about photography back when I did. You don't hear much (if anything) about "white cards", and "F-stops", and "depth of field" any more. The digital age seems to have taken all of the fun out of it. No one needs to know about magenta and cyan and all that weird stuff. A dark room is for sleeping these days. The crystal screens irritate me too, I prefer TTL viewing with "matched needle" focusing.
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There ya go !!!

That explains it. Makes perfect sense. The "perspective" angle was what I wasn't thinking about.

Thanks again Keith.


Keith you learned about photography back when I did. You don't hear much (if anything) about "white cards", and "F-stops", and "depth of field" any more. The digital age seems to have taken all of the fun out of it. No one needs to know about magenta and cyan and all that weird stuff. A dark room is for sleeping these days. The crystal screens irritate me too, I prefer TTL viewing with "matched needle" focusing.
Today it's "white balance", no need to worry about 10 shades of grey. It's almost too easy...but things can still go wrong, especially at first when you aren't used to all the bells and whistles.
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my daughter does film mostly black and white and digital doesnt touch it for feel and character. Keith I hope you get to look at your place with fresh eyes once in awhile so you can see what we see. truly heart warming work on your house. timothy
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Love the shingle pattern. Looks great.

And when you are done with the "water heater" you could have a crab boil. Or better yet, you could fill it up with oil and deep fry your turkey for Thanksgiving.
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You are an amazing man Keith, that does look good. I have always loved the cedar shake look and have done my share of roofing with them. Back a number of years a couple of my buddies and myself built a log cabin from scratch way back out in the sticks, no electricity or generator, all by hand.

Skinning logs by hand is some kind of dirty work and a shower sure was nice to have. One of the fellows had soldered a shower head in the bottom of a metal garbage can with a shut off valve. There was an old black cast iron kettle there by the little branch that flowed through the place to heat the water by. One of the fellows had build a set of steps up to the top of the metal garbage can that set over a little outhouse looking building to fill the can by. Man I can tell you that was one of the best showers I ever had at the end of a day.

Now that you have explained about the moon, I understand, I appreciate that buddy.

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