Skip to comments.Super-Moon Monday: The 3rd (& Final?) Act
Posted on 07/22/2013 12:37:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Tonight, on Monday, July 22nd, the Moon reaches Full at 18:15 Universal Time (UT)/4:15 PM EDT. This is only 21.9 hours after reaching perigee, or the closest point in its orbit at 358,401 kilometres from the Earth on the Sunday evening at 20:28 UT
The perigee Moon also causes wider than usual variations of ocean tides worldwide as well. For example, amateur astronomer Louis Suarato notes that the tides at South Harpswell, Maine will vary almost 12 feet (3 metres) from low to high tide today. And no, the perigee/supermoon has never been linked to an increase in earthquake activity.
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Not sure that is true......
That’s the “scientific” evidence. The anecdotal evidence is that the tides and the pull of the Moon have a very strong affect on earthquake activity.
Think that if something is on a hair trigger anyway and about to go, the super moon could, under some circumstances, do the trick.
The really big earthquakes occur 3 days before
and three days after a new or full moon.
New Zealand 6.9 today or yesterday ?
I still cannot get used to ‘kilometers’ and ‘Universal time’. Not just a matter of having to look it up, but it’s difficult for me to imagine the distance like I can with the English system.
And speaking of the moon, Neil Armstrong’s birthday (Aug 5)and death (Aug 25) was both in August, right around the corner. Can’t believe it’s been a year since he died.
New Zealand just had one yesterday..
No kidding seems like yesterday when he passed did the one have anything to say?
205 over 2.5 magnitude quakes in the past seven days. Usually runs 160-180. Was as high as 240 yesterday.
Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong.
Neil was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable - that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.
Today, Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown - including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure - sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step.
Been real quiet in SoCal the last several weeks.
I saw it tonight! Beautiful!
A white guy defiled his god, what would you have him say?
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