The Supermoon

Full Moon - 6400mm
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Folks are talking about a lot of things related to the closeness of the moon today.  Some folks are worried about the effects of tidal forces whenever the moon is at apogee, like this and when during a full moon (the Earth is between sun and the moon during a full moon).  When the two are combined, they say that the risk of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is increased during such times.

Officially, scientists have not found a significant correlation between lunar orbits, full moons and orbital perigees.  Small earthquakes maybe, big ones like what just happened in Japan, no.

Sorry.  No doomsday today.

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~ by Bill Housley on March 19, 2011.

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