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The March 19 'supermoon' is nothing more than fear mongering crap

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:26 AM
Japan, Mar 10th, biggest quake since they started counting...
Hey, a nuke plant went rasberries.

Remember that guy who predicted the world series quake?
He works off the solar situation just like peirs corbin
the other (weathr) guy who gets it right
ahead of time
edit on 11-3-2011 by Danbones because: PS this was predicted that pre GLACIATION we would experience this, and why Goog "not by fire but by ice"

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 11:53 AM
The only thing I have difficulty swallowing is how a perfectly normal function could wreak havoc on planet Earth. Does an astrological prediction of an upcoming “Extreme SuperMoon” spell impending disaster – or is it just one more attempt to excite our natural tendencies to love a good gloom and doom story?


posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by bluemirage5

That's not what I said.

There were no major earthquakes in 1992 - all bar one were mag 6.7 or less. Thus the super moon hypothesis is falsified.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:03 PM
reply to post by Surfrat

An astrologist isn't the best source of information is it?

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:08 PM
This is worth reading

* The Moon plays a very small role in increasing seismicity and volcanic activity on Earth - potentially increasing activity ~1% during full/new moons.
* The change in the gravitational pull from the Moon during apogee and perigee is small.
* Beyond this, there is no statistically-sound evidence that geologic disasters can be predicted based on lunar alignments or distance (or any other astronomical phenomena).
* The keys to understanding how to predict earthquakes or eruptions (if at all possible) lie within the Earth, not deep in space.
* From Chris Rowan: "The moon does not magically load up plate boundary faults or fill magma chambers ... The most the moon can do is slightly alter the timing of an earthquake or eruption that was on the verge of happening anyway."

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:36 PM
I'm waiting for the people who refuse to learn anything start seeing the moon is in the wrong place, color, phase, or size. It's really sad that people still do not know that the moon nearer the horizon looking larger is a known optical illusion and has always looked that way. And that people don't understand that the moon (and sun) comes up at a different time and size every single day. Or that sometimes the moon is visible during the daytime. Or that the phases of the moon look different to them than they do to someone who lives on the other hemisphere. Or any other thing about the absolutely normal variant of anything lunar that they just didn't notice before because they use YouTube and the like for all their "knowledge". Oy.....

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by Chadwickus hats off to Chadwickus as he is one of the very few on ATS that encourages us to deny ignorance by using sound facts. I for one also agree that fear mongering does not help in any way shedding light on the truth but rather cloud reason and rationality.

Though agreeing with the facts set out on the coming super Moon, there is a question that I would like to clear with regard to the Moon's effect on Earth. Admittedly, my knowledge is limited but isn't the Earth not perfectly round but rather bulging at or near the Equator? Wouldn't greater melting of the polar ice sheets and glaciers displace more water into the oceans and thereby increasing more water pressure in the oceans and the seafloor, in particular near or at the Equatorial zones? If so, would not the Moon's gravitational pull and tidal effects have an impact as water can exert tremendous pressure?

Just curious and hope this can be explained?

To None I Wish Ill But To All Peace and Love.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by Essan

Ah, but it's not just quakes that we have to worry about, is it?

Here is a link to a webpage that allows you to generate the times of the new and full moons and the perigees and apogees (moon's far point from the earth) by entering the year and hitting 'calculate'. If you enter 1912 you will see Jan 4 13:34 356378 km ++ F+ 0h, which means that on Jan 4th that year, the perigee was O hours after the full moon, and the moon was 356378 KM from the earth then. That was the closest for a long time. If you enter 2011, you see an F + 0h for March 19th too. This time the moon will be 356577 km from the earth, which is the 6th closest approach for the moon between 1985 and 2012. 4, 7 and 6 are in 2008, 2010, and 2011. 1,3 and 2 were in 1990, 1992 and 1993.

If you look at 1993, you will see that the March 8th perigee marked F - 1h, meaning it happened just over an hour before the full moon then. If you do a search for the weather then, you will find that on March 12-13, 1993 a 'super storm' struck the eastern half of the US. "The coldest march reading in Birmingham, Alabama history was 2F on March 14, 1993. That was the day after the 1993 blizzard, which is also remarkable for producing the city’s biggest snowfall ever, 13 inches at the Airport."

March 12 - 13, 1993, superstorm, "Storm of the Century".

One of the most intense nor'eaters to ever strike the Eastern United States did so in the second week of March, 1993. Record low pressures, wind speeds, low temperatures and snowfall amounts were more than enough for this storm to gain the status of "Storm of the Century" even during its existence. Indeed, this storm was monumental, killing over 250 people and cancelling 25% of the United States' flights for two days. The purpose of this case study is to provide background on this storm, using surface maps and satellite images to demonstrate its full scope.

On March 12, 1993, a newly formed cyclone moved into a low level baroclinic zone already in place over the Gulf of Mexico and began to rapidly intensify. The deepening cyclone turned northeastward (Fig 1.1) and the center of low pressure made landfall (Fig 1.2) in northwestern Florida during the early hours of March 13. An intense squall line (Fig 1.3) preceding a rapidly moving cold front raced across Florida with torrential downpours, wind gusts in excess of 40 m/s, 3-4 meter storm surges and 11 confirmed tornado touchdown

If you look at 1980 you will see that the March 16th perigee is marked N + 1h, meaning that the perigee followed the new moon by a little over one hour. "March is the wettest month of the year in Birmingham. On average, 6.10 inches of snow falls in the Magic City. The 15.80 inches that fell in March 1980 is the most ever recorded in the third month of the year. It occurred during a month of flooding." Mt St Helen's began having earthquakes at that new moon/perigee combination.

Mt. St. Helens volcano awoke on March 20, 1980, and erupted May 18th.

edit on 14-3-2011 by sezsue because: To correct volcano date.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:33 PM
The man who came out and said there would be an issue, in the MSM, said his lips are sealed until March 20th.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by sezsue

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and severe weather events happen every year.

One might just as well argue that a supermoon causes a cr*p pop song to reach No 1 in the charts .... Or a politician to say something we all disagree with.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:42 PM
reply to post by CanadianDream420

What man was that please?

I only watch a little MSM news, I must have missed that.


posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by Essan

Yes, you could argue that, I guess, but that would be a lot less likely to be caused by a Super Moon, since that happens a lot, and in the case of the politicians, every day, lots of times a day, oh heck, okay, every time they open their mouths. Of course, that's not what we are talking about here, though, is it?

Super Moons only seem to cause "Storms of the Century", eruptions of volcanos that haven't been active for over a hundred years or so, super floods, and, oh yeah, maybe earthquakes, among other disasters.

Of course, it's probably more likely to happen if other things are happening as well, such as solar flares.

As far as the scientists go, some say yes, and some say no. But our knowledge of how things work is changing every day, just like the weather.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:53 PM
LOLOL. if people want to think something will happen let them. each person is or can be in full control of their emotions. its a matter if they have the strength to put their mind to it. whether something is happening or not the date is coming. along with 2012 and whatever else there is

posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 01:46 PM
Though I agree that the "Supermoon" is most likely NOT the cause of the earthquake off the coast of Japan, research has been done to determine if the gravitational pull of the moon can affect the pattern and properties of earthquakes.

As in most scientific research, the first order causes are quite well known, first order in this case being geologic processes within the earth, but as research progresses second, third, etc order causes are explored. They have a smaller effect, but nonetheless they have an effect.

If you do a little research on google Scholar you will see that there is some connection between the moon and geological seismic activity:

The more technical search for this connection would be tidal stress in causing earthquakes:

Though this search misses any effects of the moon's gravitational effect on the techtonic plates themselves.

The correlation is weak, but if we are search for the truth, then it must be acknowledged.

posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 04:43 PM
Has anyone mentioned that this "super moon" is occuring at the spring equinox on 03/20/2011 at 23:00 utc?

posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:38 PM
I won't get into fear mongering, but a full moon has more changes with tides and animal activities. Most hunters/fisherman us ethem steadily. I'm to tired to look up data, but easily available on who the moon affects tides. A supermoon affects the tides even more, producing higher tides.

If i reca,ll watching recently on national geographic, a show on the earth without a moon and how adversely it would affect everything, an assumption can be made that our moon coming closer should have more affects,at least on weather and tides.
National Geographic

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