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mmouse37
01-03-2002, 01:55 PM
Hey Dave...I know you are the one to ask. I was just wondering if you knew any good websites that would list the phases of the moon on a certain date. I was hoping for a full moon on our cruise 2/23-3/2. The calendar I have shows symbols but does not describe what the symbols are. I can't tell the difference between a full moon and a new moon!

Thanks.

MJ

Dave_from_Marietta
01-03-2002, 02:02 PM
You betcha'. Try this page from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html

Their description for 2/23: "Waxing gibbous with 82% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated."

You're definitely going to have a full moon on your cruise!

mmouse37
01-03-2002, 02:07 PM
Oh Dave....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

This will be our 5th Disney cruise and I have always wanted to sail with a full moon. You just made my day. I'll check out the website. Thanks again!!!

MJ

LOVETHATMOUSE
01-05-2002, 03:14 PM
Hi Dave - I tried to figure out that site, but can't :(

We are cruising March 2-9th - Any chance of a full moon then?

Dave_from_Marietta
01-05-2002, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by LOVETHATMOUSE

We are cruising March 2-9th - Any chance of a full moon then?

Nope. Sorry. 84% of the moon's disk will be illuminated the night you sail, but the moon will be waning during your cruise.

mmouse37
01-05-2002, 09:32 PM
Let me get this whole waning and waxing thing....waning means the moon is getting "smaller", and waxing means the moon is becoming "fuller"?

Does this make sense?

MJ

Dave_from_Marietta
01-05-2002, 10:37 PM
You got it!

LOVETHATMOUSE
01-06-2002, 08:03 AM
Thanks Dave! Oh well, maybe we just might have to book another cruise around a full moon LOL