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The Great Flood of 1993 occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most costly and devastating to ever occur in the United States, with $15 billion in damages.
Originally posted by Bee2010
reply to post by Bee2010
Even if there are no natural disasters, perhaps it will have a stronger effect on us. A full moon is said to cause people to go a bit batty. The moon will be closer to the earth - surely the effect, if it does exist will then be stronger.
The moon is closest to earth since 1993 in a fortnights time.
Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
reply to post by kennyb72
The last impression I was under, was that the Moon was moving away from the Earth...
I'm confuddled now!
The Moon is currently moving away from the Earth at the very slow rate of 3.8 cm per year. It has been moving away from the Earth ever since its formation more than 4 billion years ago.
The reason the Moon's orbital distance from Earth is gradually increasing is due to the influence of the tides. Tides on Earth are created by the gravitational influence of both the Moon and the Sun that tug on the planet and cause it to bulge outward slightly at the equator. The majority of this equatorial bulging is actually due to the rotation of the Earth about its axis. This rotation raises the equator about 23 kilometers, or 0.4% of the Earth's radius, higher than it would be if the Earth did not rotate. The planet's shape is further deformed by the gravitational pull of the Moon. While the solid surface of the Earth is distorted by only a few centimeters, the primary effect is on the oceans that rise by a few meters.
Originally posted by Under Water
So the last time this happened was in '93. Any huge disasters in '93 that anyone can remember? Maybe if something is already on the verge of going off, this will be enough to tip it over the edge? Interesting stuff. We already know the effect the moon has on our planet and on us. The closer or further away it is, the more or less it will effect us, right? Seems logical. Just how much closer will it be than usual? Are we talking a big difference, or tiny? Hmm,. I do know i'll be outside shooting pics of it, that's for sure!
Originally posted by noj42
The moon's average orbit is about 382,000 km. It ranges from 363,000 km to 406,000 km. The moon does not have a circular orbit, more of an eclipse (oval). Sometimes everything lines up and the moon is closer than usual. The current close orbit is about 356,000 km. The usual changes in orbital distance is +/- 5 %. This orbit is about 7.5 %. Since magnetic and gravity fields act at the square root of distance, I doubt a change of 30,000 out of 384,000 would much of an effect.
Originally posted by restless genius
Interesting OP, but does anyone else remember this, it was alot later than 1993 maybe 1999 or 2000 I remember seeing the moon in the sky and it was massive and red and what a sight that was have only ever seen that once, someone please tell me they remember this.
Indeed, anecdotal evidence abounds. My mother told me once how she hated working the night shift in the retirement home during full moon. The senior citizens would become very restless, repeatedly getting out of bed, wandering around the hallways, falling, demanding the meds they already had, constantly pressing their 'I need attention'-buttons. A day or so later, and all would return to normal.
Originally posted by 3finjo
reply to post by jrmcleod
It may sound odd but trust me, people are definitely stranger during a full moon. Just ask any cop, it is always busier during full moon. I don't know the science behind it but i know its the truth from my own observations.
Originally posted by OneisOne
1993 did have some extreme weather.