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Is the MOON getting closer to Earth??

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 09:12 AM

Originally posted by tauristercus
What the heck is wrong with you people ?
Have you all lost the capacity and capability to do even the simplest and most basic research to answer your own questions ?

The following information that clearly explains observed changes in the moon's apparent size when viewed at different times took me less than 2 minutes to find using a simple Google search.

This apparent difference in size is clearly obvious in the following image.

The orbit of the Moon is distinctly elliptical with the nearest and farthest points in the orbit called the perigee and apogee respectively. The resultant non-circular form of the lunar orbit causes variations in the Moon's angular speed and APPARENT SIZE as it moves towards and away from an observer on Earth.

Thank you. I thought I'd have to say it myself. I faced palmed as soon as I read this thread. I thought this was common knowledge and even if it wasn't I assumed people would look it up if they were interested.

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 09:58 AM
I live in shanghai, China. I discovered this quite some time and this is why I found this website. the moon is definitely bigger than before.
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posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 10:15 AM

here is a handy dandy calculator that will tell you the distance from the earth to the moon on any given date

Perigee Apogee
--------------------------------- ---------------------------------
Jan 2 20:20 404579 km F-6d11h
Jan 17 21:29 369882 km N-5d10h Jan 30 17:43 404324 km N+7d10h
Feb 11 18:33 367919 km F+3d20h Feb 27 14:03 404862 km N+5d15h
Mar 10 10:03 362399 km F+2d 0h Mar 26 6:05 405779 km N+3d15h
Apr 7 17:00 358313 km F+ 21h Apr 22 13:50 406420 km - N+1d 6h
May 6 3:34 356953 km ++ F- 0h May 19 16:14 406450 km -- N-1d 7h
Jun 3 13:21 358482 km F- 21h Jun 16 1:25 405790 km N-3d13h
Jul 1 18:02 362361 km F-2d 0h Jul 13 16:48 404782 km N-5d11h
Jul 29 8:31 367317 km F-3d18h Aug 10 10:53 404124 km N-7d 5h
Aug 23 19:40 369730 km N+6d 3h Sep 7 6:01 404295 km F+6d16h
Sep 19 2:53 365748 km N+3d 0h Oct 5 0:44 405161 km F+4d21h
Oct 17 1:03 360672 km N+1d13h Nov 1 15:31 406049 km + F+2d19h
Nov 14 10:23 357360 km - N+ 12h Nov 28 19:36 406364 km + F+ 4h
Dec 12 23:15 357073 km - N- 9h Dec 25 21:21 406099 km + F-2d13h

CD 420
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this is good to know because beer tastes better when the fish bite too

edit on 24-3-2012 by Danbones because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 10:25 AM
@OP I sometimes wonder that and how on eart it actually keeps repelling around instead of floating off to space.

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 02:57 PM
No the moon is getting further away from earth. Such sudden changes in size are due to humidity. The water particles in the air act as a lens.

Originally posted by CriminalTarget
@OP I sometimes wonder that and how on eart it actually keeps repelling around instead of floating off to space.

If you figure out gravity, you are looking at a lavish life. Not to mention the possibility that it could open up the route to faster than light travel.
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by CanadianDream420

Have you ever thought of doing reverse image overlays of the Moon surface reversed over the Earths surface. I highly recommend you try it in Google Earth. You will see that the Moon has indeed hit the Earth before, and not just once, but many many times. I am dead serious. I think it's the biggest cover up on the planet. Check it out!

posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by raineyzhang

I know that this is an old thread, but I thought this might interest you, since you live in China. Have you ever heard of Mare Orientale on the Moon? It is the huge ringed crater. I study the Moon surface by reversing or flipping images of the lunar surface, and overlaying them onto the Earth, Everyone should do this in Google Earth, you will be shocked to find that Mare Orientale has hit China many times. It leaves it's mark all over China. Another is the Mare Smythii impact that hits Thailand , and Vietnam as the center of the impact.

posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by CanadianDream420

2012 may 5 full moon is supposed to be 14% bigger than usual cause it is at its closest point and will move away again til next time it comes that close again and then it will move away...i dont know the time periods,im sure the stats are available. if you really are concerned,lots of events are happening that could be considered influences on the earth,the photon belt we are approaching has a magnetic field nasa is following.the suns field is flipping like it does every 12 years so it isnt pulling as hard,and the flares are releasing easier til the field is done flipping.,the earths field appears to be flipping which it hasnt done in 680,000 years,lots of changes that could pulling the earth at the crust,which might explain the increase in geo activity.there could even be idiots at harpp pounding the new madrid fault.whole lotta shaking going the hell do i know all this # i drive zamboni for a living!

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