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Next week the super-moon will bring total chaos on earth?
posted March 9 2011 21:32.40 by Giorgos Lazaridis

The fact is that next week, the moon will be closer to earth than normal - due to this, many expect huge earthquakes and tsunamis, winds of 300mph, snowstorms in Sahara and heatwave in Alaska, total chaos. Well, as a matter of fact, being the moon closer to earth is absolutely normal. The orbit of the moon is elliptical (better described as egg-like orbit), with an average distance of 235,000 miles. At its furthest it is 248,000 miles away.

When the moon is at its closest (some 221,567 miles), then we have a lunar perigee, and it occurs once every month. But next week, this event will be combined with a full moon, and this happens once every two or three years. This event will cause the lunar surface to appear some 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons. And as Dr David Harland, space historian and author:

It's possible that the moon may be a kilometer or two closer to Earth than normal at a perigee, but it's an utterly insignificant event.

Sorry mates, the end of the world is not yet to come. Just enjoy a spectacular full moon.

Photo: alamy

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Tags: ridiculous   crazy story   space related   health & nature   revealed   

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  • At 10 March 2011, 6:28:43 user Kammenos wrote:   [reply @ Kammenos]
    • you're kidding, right?

  • At 10 March 2011, 4:58:44 user Drone wrote:   [reply @ Drone]
    • Yeah - They raised my health insurance premium because of this Moon thing.

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