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« on: December 01, 2008, 10:09:09 pm »

on being the first to 'break the rule' those moonbow images paid off! spaceweather.com front page! first article.

Congrats, you did a fantastic job!

Clear skies Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 10:38:59 pm »

Seconded. That's a splendid article on a subject on which Martin is becoming an acknowledged expert!

Nice job, well done.

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 10:39:17 pm »

Thanks very much Tyler. Les Cowley from atmospheric optics must have sent those over to Tony. Les and I have been corresponding for many days on the Moonbow subject which was fascinating. I have Les to thank for the SW mention, and Tony for his interest.  I only sent it over to Les for a bit of fun, I didn't think much of it until he told me it's probably a record. So now I will take up his challenge and try and beat it  Smiley. Thanks again for the post.

Thanks Paul. I feel embarrased by the 'expert' part. I was just lucky. Cheers  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 03:48:16 pm »

My congratulations! I'm glad that you and Les Cowley attracted the attention of Spaceweather readers.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 12:14:31 am »

Congratulations Martin (What's the rule that you broke?)
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 03:16:58 am »

Thanks very much guys.  Smiley

John, it was a moonbow which formed from the feeble light of a last 1/4 Moon. It was thought that a Moon around full phase was needed for their formation. According to Les Cowley, no images exist showing a moobow born from that set-up. That was news to be at the time, I didn't know it. Here's a link to the image on my site...

http://www.nightskyhunter.com/MB%2018-18.html
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 10:10:51 am »

Thanks for the info Martin. Often best not to know about these rules in advance, that way it's always worth a try  Grin V cool pic.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 11:02:06 am »

WELL DONE MARTIN!!!!!!   Usually if you break rules you get punished for it... lol  Cheesy 
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 04:28:31 pm »

Les Cowley emailed me last night and said that the moonbow image got 7000 hits. The other news he told me was that the record was now beat by someone else! Check out his OPOD in Friday. So now I will try and beat this new record. This is turning into a sport!
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 05:46:32 pm »

Here's the new record by Stephen James O'Meara!

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/opod.htm
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