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World to see Biggest full Moon in Two Decades on March 19

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posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 06:39 AM
On the 19 March weather permitting the world will be treated to the closest view of the Moon since 1992 .
The Moon will be at a distance of just 221,567 miles at lunar perigee .

This phenomenon has reportedly heightened concerns about 'supermoons' being linked to extreme weather events - such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. The last time the moon passed close to the Earth was on 10 January 2005, around the time of the Indonesian earthquake that measured 9.0 on the Richter scale.

Dr Tim O'Brien, a researcher at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, said: "The dangers are really overplayed. You do get a bit higher than average tides than usual along coastlines as a result of the moon's gravitational pull, but nothing so significant that will cause a serious climatic disaster or anything for people to worry about."

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:03 AM
Been posted 16 hours ago.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:05 AM
If I recall there were large earthquakes in California, Egypt and Turkey in 1992 during supermoon.
edit on 10-3-2011 by bluemirage5 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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