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New moon vs. Full moon?? #156459
03/09/2018 05:22 PM
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Parties aside (I know that is a very hard way to start a poll but try and play along)....Do you prefer cruising with a bright moon, making the anchorage easier to navigate, or a new moon allowing for incredible star gazing??

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Re: New moon vs. Full moon?? [Re: windward2c] #156460
03/09/2018 05:33 PM
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We normally stay for 2 weeks, so we get both. But if I had to pick; new moon, love the stars.


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Re: New moon vs. Full moon?? [Re: windward2c] #156461
03/09/2018 05:50 PM
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It's been quite a few years since we have had the pleasure but...how can you beat the star gazing?? I can see the full moon anytime at home but ambient light denies me the full star experience. Not BVI related but if you really want the full star gazing experience try Lake Powell on a houseboat. Takes your breath away in it's glory.


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Re: New moon vs. Full moon?? [Re: windward2c] #156462
03/09/2018 06:04 PM
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Personally I'd prefer dark for optimum star gazing. Alas our BVI sail last month was mostly cloudy at night.

Re: New moon vs. Full moon?? [Re: windward2c] #156465
03/09/2018 07:59 PM
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We did a trans Atlantic crossing two years ago. Couldn't find a darker place than the middle of the ocean right?

But a cruise ship is lit up like a Christmas tree so I never got to see very much astronomy wise.

Re: New moon vs. Full moon?? [Re: windward2c] #156505
03/10/2018 01:10 PM
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3rd week in lunar cycle .... moon rises later so you get dark skies earlier then moon.


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