Supermoon comming March 19, 2011

Are you ready for the “supermoon”?

Full Moon

On March 19, the moon will be closer to the earth than it has been in the last 18 years, floating above a mere 221,567 miles (356,577 kilometers) away. It also will happen to a full moon.

While NASA and USGS astronomers say the “supermoon” will have no more of an impact on the Earth than any other full moon (where full moons can cause increases in the tides and a 1% increase in volcanic activity), an astrologer named Richard Nolle who runs the website astropro.com calls this an “extreme supermoon” because now lonly is it at lunar perigee (the closest approach during its orbit), but it is also a full moon, and it is the closest the moon has been in 18-years. These 3 things combined makes for what he calls “super-extreme”.

You better hurry then and stock up on survival supplies such as freeze dried food.

(Update 3/19/2011)

Lots of photos from around the world can be seen by searching “supermoon” on Google. Here is one from Ian Griffin:

Supermoon rises over the village of Brill in the UK

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One Comment

  • The day is here! Unfortunately it is raining where I am so I can’t enjoy it, though I did take a good look at the almost supermoon last night.

    If you were into astrology, you could say recent events have been ‘pulled towards the supermoon’, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Japan, Libya. What a world it has been this year. 2012 is around the corner!

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