posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 10:45 PM
I honestly don't see the big deal with this moon. The gravitational effects will be relatively minor. The moon being 3 thousand miles closer to earth
than its average is not "extremely closer" as so many people are saying. The moon isn't going to suddenly consume half of he night sky. In fact, it
won't be all that different from the way it looks right now.
This week’s extreme SuperMoon is the fourth since 2005, and the largest and brightest since 1992. The Moon will be 221,567 miles away, just a
tiny bit closer than its average closest distance of about 223,500 (the Moon’s average distance from the Earth is 235,000, and its average furthest
distance is 248,000 miles).
It's not like the Moon is getting 3000 miles closer to us in just one day, it's gradual. Today it may have been 2900 miles away, yesterday, 2800
(purely arbitrary, conversational numbers, of course). This changes every day by some number based on where this moon is between it's perigee and
apogee in it's elliptical orbit.
I just throw this whole moon thing in the fear mongering bucket that everyone's been filling up for as long as i can remember. this is nothing new, it
has happend before, and i honestly feel that tomorrow's moon will do nothing more than any other full moon normally does ... it'll makes tides a
little higher and ... oh yea, bringing werewolves howling out into the moonlight! We're no more likely to have a big shake tomorrow than we were
I for one, plan on sleeping with my blinds open over the next few nights as i find bright moonlight coming through my window to be rather
edit on 18-3-2011 by AJ1123TKE because: (no reason given)
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