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Skywatchers take note: The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend.
The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.
Originally posted by Babooshka77
Doesn't this usually precipitate earthquakes?
Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by usmc0311
Thank you for the heads-up usmc0311 !
It's always nice to take advantage of when the moon is at it's most beautiful.
I hope is isn't as cloudy as it's been recently where I'm at.
I've missed daylight Venus due the bothersome clouds.
Originally posted by lbndhr
On 3-23-2013, I posted a thread, May 5th & 6th full moon affect, but I put it a predictions forums, it was taken like I was literally predicting an earthquake between may 7th and 10 th, but I added a person who successfully finds earthquakes patterns when the moon distance being closest, and patterns with supermoons, its exactly what people here are talking about but getting more serious attention because this thread was placed in space forum not predictions. Same topic different forum.edit on 30-4-2012 by lbndhr because: (no reason given)