The last full moon of August 2013

August 22, 2013 -

The last full moon of August was on the 21st. However, since the full moon was at 1:45 am it happened during the night that started on August 20th. To add some more confusion into the mix, the calendar I’m using appears to be 4-8 hours different than many others available.

All the same, figure 3 went up that night on the images page. The figure describes how delta-v relates to fuel when moving about space.  Immediately, after posting it I found an error in it. Today those errors have been fixed. The places (Lagrange, Moon, Mars, LEO) were not defined well enough. They lacked a ‘where from’ note. Now you should be able to get a rough fuel estimate for getting from place to place using the map in figure 2.

In addition, I found the time to render out a massive number of still images that could be used as some sort of calendar. The stills are a byproduct of the video I made last new moon. This is a zip file containing some 3000+ still images approximating the planetary positions on that day. Don’t take any kind of ‘clue’ that the last day in the set is April 28th 2022. This is just when I killed the render process.  As usual, they are licensed Creative Commons Attribution only and contain said attribution.

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Keep in mind that Mega has been blocked in some places at some times, so get/repost it while you can.