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Super-Moon Monday: The 3rd (& Final?) Act
universetoday.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | David Dickinson on

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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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: moon
And no, the perigee/supermoon has never been linked to an increase in earthquake activity.

Not sure that is true......

1 posted on 07/22/2013 12:37:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

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.


2 posted on 07/22/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: BenLurkin
Not sure that is true......

Think that if something is on a hair trigger anyway and about to go, the super moon could, under some circumstances, do the trick.

3 posted on 07/22/2013 12:41:41 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: BenLurkin
And no, the perigee/supermoon has never been linked to an increase in earthquake activity

The really big earthquakes occur 3 days before
and three days after a new or full moon.

4 posted on 07/22/2013 12:48:13 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: BenLurkin

New Zealand 6.9 today or yesterday ?


5 posted on 07/22/2013 12:59:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 1:02:53 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

New Zealand just had one yesterday..


7 posted on 07/22/2013 1:05:28 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

No kidding seems like yesterday when he passed did the one have anything to say?


8 posted on 07/22/2013 1:07:04 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: 43north

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

205 over 2.5 magnitude quakes in the past seven days. Usually runs 160-180. Was as high as 240 yesterday.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 1:30:40 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: al baby

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.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 2:48:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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11 posted on 07/22/2013 3:23:16 PM PDT by mikrofon (Super Moonday)
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To: SubMareener

Been real quiet in SoCal the last several weeks.

Too quiet.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


12 posted on 07/22/2013 4:04:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Thanks BenLurkin.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 7:10:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I saw it tonight! Beautiful!


14 posted on 07/22/2013 7:15:15 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: al baby
No kidding seems like yesterday when he passed did the one have anything to say?

A white guy defiled his god, what would you have him say?

15 posted on 07/22/2013 7:31:41 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: BenLurkin
DeeplySaddened
16 posted on 07/22/2013 7:42:22 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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