Saturday, March 19, 2011

supermoon

tonight is a Supermoon. The closest the moon has been in 18 years (and its full as well)...

Full moons come in different sizes because of the elliptical shape of the moon's orbit -- one side of the ellipse is about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than the other. When the moon is closest to Earth (at its perigee), it is 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when it's farthest from the planet (at its apogee).


Some people think the supermoon can cause earthquakes etc. It certainly can effect the human brain as there are more arrests/ crimes during full moons. I think the moon is fascinating to us because it may just be a chunk of the earth. This is like meeting a long lost relative...something familiar but one would hope your relatives arent made of cheese like the moon.

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