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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse and Lightning Storm

    09/29/2015 7:36:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | September 29, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's more rare than a supermoon total lunar eclipse? How about a supermoon total lunar eclipse over a lightning storm. Such an electrifying sequence was captured yesterday from Ibiza, an island in southeastern Spain. After planning the location for beauty, and the timing to capture the entire eclipse sequence, the only thing that had to cooperate for this astrophotographer to capture a memorable eclipse sequence was the weather. What looked to be a bother on the horizon, though, turned out to be a blessing. The composite picture features over 200 digitally combined images from the same location over the...
  • Images From Apollo, Ahead of Tonight's Supermoon Eclipse

    09/27/2015 2:20:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Tonight, as the full Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, it will also be dimmed by a total lunar eclipse. This Supermoon eclipse will reach totality at 10:11 p.m Eastern Time, and will last one hour and 12 minutes. According to NASA, it will “be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.”
  • NASA TV to Provide Live Feed of Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse (8pm to 11:30pm EDT)

    09/27/2015 12:06:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    NASA ^ | Sept. 22, 2015
    For the first time in more than 30 years, you can witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse. Late on Sept. 27, 2015, in the U.S. and much of the world, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face. Watch NASA’s live stream from 8:00 p.m. until at least 11:30 p.m. EDT broadcast from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with a live feed from the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Calif. Mitzi Adams, a NASA solar physicist at Marshall will discuss the eclipse and answer questions from Twitter. To ask a question, use #askNASA. Throughout...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tonight: A Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

    09/27/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | September 27, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Tonight a bright full Moon will fade to red. Tonight's moon will be particularly bright because it is reaching its fully lit phase when it is relatively close to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. In fact, by some measures of size and brightness, tonight's full Moon is designated a supermoon, although perhaps the "super" is overstated because it will be only a few percent larger and brighter than the average full Moon. However, our Moon will fade to a dim red because it will also undergo a total lunar eclipse -- an episode when the Moon becomes completely...
  • Super Blood Moon? Sunday to Bring Rare ‘Supermoon’ Lunar Eclipse

    09/25/2015 4:32:48 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 23 ,2015 | STAV ZEV
    A shadow falls on the moon as it undergoes a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Mexico City on April 15, 2014. On September 27, a lunar eclipse will occur at the same time as a supermoon for the first time since 1982. EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS
  • First of three supermoons Saturday

    08/29/2015 6:53:41 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    tucsonnewsnow ^ | Aug 29, 2015 12:06 AM CST | Kevin Jeanes
    "You've heard of the supermoon before, and we have three of them this year. The first occurs Saturday, August 29th. A supermoon refers to a full or new moon when it's at its closet point (called the perigee) to Earth in its orbit. The moon can appear up to 30% larger than it's normal size from Earth. The full moon occurs at 11:35 a.m. MST on Saturday, so the moon technically won't be 100% full when it rises in the east at 6:54 p.m., but we won't be able to tell.
  • Supermoon vs. Perseids: Will bright moon blot out meteor shower?

    08/09/2014 6:50:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | Joe Rao
    Many skywatchers love August because the ever-reliable Perseid meteor shower peaks mid-month, but unfortunately, this year's usually brilliant meteor display may be spoiled by a bright full moon. The Perseid shower is expected to reach its peak at 8 p.m. EDT on August 12. The bright moon will rise the around 9:30 p.m. eastern time on Aug. 12 and 13, and shine brightly the rest of the night. To make matters worse, the full moon rising Sunday (Aug. 10) will be brighter than it usually is because this full moon, called a "supermoon," will be the closest of 2014
  • Supermoon will rise in weekend night sky

    06/22/2013 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Doogle · 35 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06/22/13 |
    The largest full moon of 2013, a so-called "supermoon," will light up the night sky this weekend, but there's more to this lunar delight than meets the eye. On Sunday, June 23, at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), the moon will arrive at perigee — the point in its orbit its orbit bringing it closest to Earth), a distance of 221,824 miles. Now the moon typically reaches perigee once each month (and on some occasions twice), with their respective distances to Earth varying by 3 percent.
  • Supermoon and the sky in Dallas

    05/05/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 43 replies
    Went down to White Rock Lake this evening to feed the turtles and watch the moon rise. Pretty impressive display by old Luna.
  • 'Supermoon' phenomena to occur Saturday night

    05/02/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    If you take a look at the full moon this Saturday night and think it looks bigger than usual, you’ll be right. The largest, brightest full moon of the year, nicknamed “supermoon” by astrologer Richard Nolle back in 1979, will happen when the moon is full on its closest approach to Earth. Scientists said it will be a mere 221,802 miles away, approximately 17,000 miles closer than usual. The last supermoon happened in March 2011. The supermoon promises higher than normal tides, but scientists say there should be no concern about the lunar event’s effects. On NASA’s website, Dr. James...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/20/2011 8:12:21 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 25 replies
    NASA ^ | 3/20/11 | Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)
    Parthenon MoonExplanation: Did you see the Full Moon last night? Near the horizon, the lunar orb may have seemed to loom large, swollen in appearance by the famous Moon illusion. But the Full Moon really was a large Full Moon last night, reaching its exact full phase within an hour of lunar perigee, the point in the Moon's elliptical orbit closest to planet Earth. A similar near perigee Full Moon last occured on December 12, 2008. The difference in the Moon's apparent size as it moves from perigee to apogee, its farthest point from Earth, is about 14 percent. Of...
  • Don’t miss tonight’s “rare” Supermoon

    03/19/2011 4:35:58 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 66 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2011 5:34 PM EDT | International Business Times
    Moon watchers will be greeted tonight with a "rare" and "beautiful" supermoon that's significantly larger than usual moons, according to NASA. One, it has to be a full moon, meaning it appears as a full circle. This happens about once every 29 days when the moon moves to the complete opposite side of the sun with the earth in the middle. When this happens, the sun illuminates the full visible side of the moon, thereby giving it a complete circular shape. Two, the moon's distance needs to be close to the earth. The moon's orbit is oval, so on some...
  • Live 'Super Moon' 2011 Thread (got pics? & some pics&stuff from around the world)

    03/19/2011 6:50:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/11 | wire services
    The moon rises over east London March 19, 2011. Saturday will see the rise of a full moon called a "Super Moon" when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth in 2011, a distance of 221,565 miles or 356,575 kilometers away. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
  • Super "Blue" moon

    03/19/2011 6:08:44 PM PDT · by crz · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 03.19.11 | crz
  • Supermoon Pictures Thread

    03/19/2011 5:17:53 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 108 replies
    vaniy | 03/19/2011 | prisoner6
    Is anyone taking pictures of the supermoon tonight? Since I'm at work it's impossible for me...maybe later. In the meantime here's a pic of the supermoon I grabbed from a live webcam at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Not too much time left before it's out of the picture. There is also a live stream at the website.
  • Will the Upcoming March 19th "Supermoon" Cause Another 8+ magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami?

    03/14/2011 4:20:31 PM PDT · by TaraP · 33 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | March 14th, 2011
    Japan's massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and deadly tsunami in Japan generated world-wide viral headlines about the destructive environmental power of the upcoming "supermoon." The term "supermoon" originated on the website of astrologer Richard Nolle who reported that a new or full moon at 90% or more of its closest perigee (the point in the orbit nearest to the center of the earth) qualifies as a "supermoon," making the March 19 full moon a supermoon, because the crest of the moon’s full phase comes within an hour of the moon’s closest point to Earth. According to Dr. James Garvin, chief scientist at...
  • March 19 'Supermoon' May Cause Moonquakes, Scientist Says

    03/13/2011 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 64 replies ^ | March 12, 2011 | Loren Grush
    There’s a supermoon on the rise next week. And according to Internet buzz, it’ll bring a scary surge in natural disasters around the globe. No way, Jose: Numerous scientists have reassured the public that there's absolutely no correlation between disturbances on Earth and this rare lunar phase. But the moon itself? That's another story. On March 19, Earth’s satellite will be at its closest point to our planet in 18 years -- a mere 356,577 kilometers away. The event -- also called a lunar perigee -- was dubbed a "supermoon" by astrologer Richard Nolle back in the 1970s. The term...
  • UNO UPDATE: Pole Shift News-"Planetary Alignment, Earthquake

    UNO UPDATE: Pole Shift News-"Planetary Alignment, Earthquake Wed Jan 5, 2005 21:15 Remember 5/5/2000? Check out my research I have collected at Link Below: or, At first glance, the claims that planetary alignments or groupings will cause earthquakes, floods, solar eruptions, and perhaps even the destruction of the Earth do seem interesting. Gravity is a long reaching force, and the planets are big. Can their influence reach across the solar system and cause all sorts of headaches here on Earth? Mercury, Mars and Venus to Align in a Way That’s Not Been Seen for a Century Fright...
  • Sumatra, Japan, Chile: Are Earthquakes Getting Worse? (Supermoon?)

    03/11/2011 6:49:41 PM PST · by decimon · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 11, 2011 | Stephanie Pappas
    The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rumbled through Japan today (March 11), triggering a devastating tsunami, was the strongest felt in that country since seismic monitoring was invented. It's also comparable in scale to a few other recent temblors, including last year's 8.8-magnitude quake in Chile and 2004's 9.1-magnitude undersea rupture off Indonesia that caused a tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people. But researchers say these catastrophes shouldn't be taken as evidence of a larger trend. According to the United States Geological Survey, the number of earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 7 has remained constant in the last century. And the...
  • The 'Supermoon' Did Not Cause the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

    03/11/2011 10:56:09 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 38 replies ^ | 03/12/2011 |
    The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan early today (March 11) were "completely unrelated" to the approaching "supermoon," despite a news report that tied the earthquake to the upcoming lunar event, according to U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist John Bellini. The supermoon will occur on March 19, when the moon is at or near its point of closest orbit — lunar perigee — and is also full. As we explained in our previous coverage of the upcoming supermoon, seismologists have found no evidence to believe that lunar perigees heighten seismic activity. The best evidence that this earthquake was not caused...
  • Will March 19 'Supermoon' Trigger Natural Disasters?

    03/10/2011 4:34:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 124 replies via Yahoo! News ^ | March 10, 2011 |
    On March 19, the moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from just 221,567 miles (356,577 kilometers) away. On top of that, it will be full. And one astrologer believes it could inflict massive damage on the planet. Richard Nolle, a noted astrologer who runs the website, has famously termed the upcoming full moon at lunar perigee (the closest approach during its orbit) an "extreme supermoon." When the moon goes super-extreme, Nolle says, chaos will ensue: Huge storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters can be...