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Originally posted by MyPathManifests
Me and my neighbor want to run a little experiment to see if gravity on the planet is lessened during the perigee. We were just gonna see how high we could jump, but too many variables come into play. Any ideas on how to potentially measure this?
Clearly there's a lot of confusion about what's really a SuperMoon. I know, because I created and defined the term in an article published over 30 years ago. When I see people misrepresenting the idea, not really understanding it at all, I feel impelled - not compelled - to try and set the record straight. Words mean things, after all . . . For example, referring to the date of the last SuperMoon as 18 years ago - as several media reports are doing lately - is completely wrong. There are 4-6 SuperMoons a year on average. The one on March 19, 2011 is in fact the closest SuperMoon of the year, but it's not by any means the first one in 18 years, nor even the first extreme SuperMoon in 18 years. The truth is, March 19 will be the second SuperMoon this year, and we only have to go back to January 30, 2010 to find the last example of an extreme SuperMoon;
Originally posted by squizzy
I am at the moment in central England and although the moon looks to be its usual size it is considerably brighter than I have ever seen. It is 2am here and lighting up the sky so much that I can CLEARLY see all my garden through the window. This is with an internal light on when normally I see nothing but darkness due to the lights on inside. Very bright, very pretty can't wait until tonight as we are lucky to have clear blue sky forecast for tomorrow. Hope to get great pictures and put them on here