Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Travel/day trips/free time
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03.05.2012, 17:39
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Helianthus has earned some respectHelianthus has earned some respect
Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Hi everyone,

Could anyone recommend the best place(s) in Switzerland to watch the fullmoon rise?

The fullmoon this saturday (May 5th) will appear as the largest and brightest of this year. I hope the sky will be clear enough.


Many thanks!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Helianthus for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 03.05.2012, 18:16
jeroen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posts: 264
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 185 Times in 99 Posts
Blog Entries: 1
jeroen is considered knowledgeablejeroen is considered knowledgeablejeroen is considered knowledgeable
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

In the area of Zurich just get to the highest point: Uetliberg

That is of course not the only highest point around, thus depends more on what you find as a comfortable place to watch from.

There is of course also http://www.urania-sternwarte.ch/ which might be a cool spot to watch from.

Also see http://www.urania-sternwarte.ch/file...rkeit_2012.pdf for when one can see certain planets and of course the moon.

Last edited by jeroen; 03.05.2012 at 18:21. Reason: Added link to visibility PDF
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03.05.2012, 18:17
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 3,852
Groaned at 27 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 8,294 Times in 2,657 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

The moon will rise at about 109 degrees azimuth on Saturday, i.e. a little bit south of due east. So you want to be somewhere with a low horizon to the little-bit-south-of-east, and maybe a lake would be nice for reflections.

Looking at a map of the Zürich area, I'd say Wädenswil would be about ideal - nice long view down the lake toward the east.

To be honest I wouldn't travel for this though. Go to Bürkliplatz or anywhere else you don't have buildings in the way. You'll still see the same moonrise whenever it rises - it'll just be a few minutes later if there are mountains on the horizon.

Watching the moon rise through trees on the shoulder of a mountain can be quite beautiful too - you can actually see it moving.
__________________
Need help? Contact a mod.

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank MathNut for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 04.05.2012, 00:11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Helianthus has earned some respectHelianthus has earned some respect
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Thanks a lot for your suggestions, jeroen and MathNut!

I love the lake view option for the moon light reflection very much. I saw it once on the Indonesia sea. It's surreal! Thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04.05.2012, 00:23
Sagitta's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 739
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,161 Times in 485 Posts
Sagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

I'll be there, moonwatching. That would actually make for a great ef event, if somewhat surreal.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04.05.2012, 00:53
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,007
Groaned at 142 Times in 113 Posts
Thanked 4,837 Times in 2,678 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Dufourspize I guess
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank cannut for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 04.05.2012, 08:37
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 3,852
Groaned at 27 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 8,294 Times in 2,657 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Quote:
View Post
I'll be there, moonwatching. That would actually make for a great ef event, if somewhat surreal.
Eh, why not? Bring a thermos (or a flask) and a blanket to wrap round your shoulders....

I'll add an event to the calendar if you like. Wädenswil or Bürkliplatz/Enge?

(That's assuming it's clear Saturday night, of course. Weather forecast doesn't look brilliant right now, I have to say. It could clear off though.)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MathNut for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 04.05.2012, 09:49
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 2,799
Groaned at 14 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 3,519 Times in 1,673 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

For Waedenswil (I assume the sightseeing point behind Cindys Dinner on A3, 47.22° N, 8.66333° E) the moon will rise behind Etzel at 8:45 pm. This view point is better in the October to March when the moon will rise more in the north just over Säntis.

For Hochwacht Albis (47.266366° N 8.531667° E) the moon will rise behind Wiggis at 8:36 pm and will go over the Glarneralps (Drusberg, Tödi, etc).
This could be a top spot on July 3, when the full moon will the lowest in the sky.

For Bürkliplatz the Moon will rise behind the Forch at 8:44pm. Then will go over the Alps.
__________________
Seriously no new postings until my post per day is bellow 1. You can not dare me.

PS: most of the stuff is already answered, just use the search function, or your favorite search engine.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04.05.2012, 10:16
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 3,752
Groaned at 155 Times in 107 Posts
Thanked 9,870 Times in 2,776 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

I'd recommend outdoors. But not many of the posters here are familiar with that third dimension.

And, good luck!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Assassin for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 04.05.2012, 10:22
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Geneva
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
julie.smith.geneva has no particular reputation at present
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

This weekend will be a Super Moon! Which is the best place to watch?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04.05.2012, 10:23
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Helianthus has earned some respectHelianthus has earned some respect
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Thanks aSwissInTheUS for more suggestions and the precise moonrise times! I'll keep all the options in mind.

Sagitta & MathNut: an EF moon-watching evening would be cool
If you add it to the calendar, whatever the location you choose, I'll join. It'll be my first EF event.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Helianthus for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 04.05.2012, 11:46
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 3,852
Groaned at 27 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 8,294 Times in 2,657 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Quote:
View Post
For Waedenswil (I assume the sightseeing point behind Cindys Dinner on A3, 47.22° N, 8.66333° E) the moon will rise behind Etzel at 8:45 pm. This view point is better in the October to March when the moon will rise more in the north just over Säntis.
Mm, I don't have a car so didn't even know there was a sightseeing point off the A3. I was thinking Wädenswil harbor - but on closer examination (read: on measuring the angles instead of guessing) that's not so brilliant, the pre-alps of canton Schwyz will be in the way.

OK, scratch Wädenswil then. As Zürichsee locations go, Oberrieden looks like our best bet.
.. bit out of the way though, and if we get there and the weather doesn't cooperate there's precious little else to do.

Ah, hang it, shall we just say Bürkliplatz? Everyone knows where it is, easy to get to, easy to get back from - and it's only an extra 10 minutes' wait. I'll post the event.
__________________
Need help? Contact a mod.

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04.05.2012, 11:53
Sagitta's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 739
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,161 Times in 485 Posts
Sagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Quote:
View Post
Mm, I don't have a car so didn't even know there was a sightseeing point off the A3. I was thinking Wädenswil harbor - but on closer examination (read: on measuring the angles instead of guessing) that's not so brilliant, the pre-alps of canton Schwyz will be in the way.

OK, scratch Wädenswil then. As Zürichsee locations go, Oberrieden looks like our best bet.
.. bit out of the way though, and if we get there and the weather doesn't cooperate there's precious little else to do.

Ah, hang it, shall we just say Bürkliplatz? Everyone knows where it is, easy to get to, easy to get back from - and it's only an extra 10 minutes' wait. I'll post the event.
I will definitely come to Bürkliplatz. I hope it doesn't rain.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04.05.2012, 13:40
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 3,752
Groaned at 155 Times in 107 Posts
Thanked 9,870 Times in 2,776 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

Did I mention that I used to be a werewolf?



















But I'm alright nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Assassin for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 04.05.2012, 13:52
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,007
Groaned at 142 Times in 113 Posts
Thanked 4,837 Times in 2,678 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...wa-coyote.html
I wil have dinner with this guy here,and then howl at the moon
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04.05.2012, 13:52
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 3,852
Groaned at 27 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 8,294 Times in 2,657 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the best place in Switzerland to watch fullmoon rise?

OK, event is here.

I'll keep an eye on the weather forecast, and maybe one of you Zürich dwellers would be so kind as to give us a report on local conditions sometime tomorrow afternoon as well.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MathNut for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best place to buy a watch in Switzerland? RunningHermit84 Other/general 50 26.08.2013 13:12
Where is the best place (cheapest) to buy a laptop in Switzerland??? bodhi Other/general 90 16.01.2013 23:37
Where's the best place to ski in Switzerland? The Local Swiss news via The Local 0 08.12.2011 10:00
Where is the best place to buy a camera in Zurich? markjones Other/general 8 16.10.2006 17:19


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0