Saturday, March 19, 2011

Full Moon Rising

A full moon will be in the sky tonight and it will be the fullest full moon we have seen since 1993.

At 3pm EDT the moon will be at its closest point to earth in 2011 and the closest it has been to earth since March,1993.  That distance will be 221,565 miles.

This supermoon will be 14 percent larger and 30 brighter than when the moon is further from earth.

Should we expect lunacy?  Notice the root word here-luna. In Roman mythology, the goddess of the moon.  Check out this Scientific American article which says it is much to do about nothing.  However, I am still wondering.

UPDATE:  Check out these pictures of the "Super Moon" from London's Daily Mail.

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