Do you know what is a Super Moon? Have you seen it?
Due to the moon's elliptical orbit, it will appear larger and closer than the past 18 years. Since many on here are in different time zones, you may have already seen it. What do you think?
Supermoon is basically a full or new moon that occurs while the moon is at the perigee of its orbit. Perigee is the part of the moon's orbit when the moon is closest to Earth. As opposed to apogee when its is farthest from Earth.
When Supermoon occurs, the Earth, Sun, and Moon is almost aligned in a straight line.
Supermoon does not cause earthquakes (as some people have suggested). I wrote a Hub all about Supermoon here:
Unfortunately, I did not see it since it was cloudy and rainy. But it is supposed to look 14% larger than usual, even though it will be only just a little bit closer to the earth than normally this year. It is true that March 19's supermoon will be the closest that the moon will be to earth since 1992
Hey, I'm looking at it right now from Dijon, France. It's actually quite beautiful! It's also quite bright, illuminating my room. Local time here is 5:35 AM.
Here, I took a picture of it It's a bit out of focus but that's the best my camera can do at night.
I saw it on the horizon driving back from Wales to Manchester on saturday. It was a bit orange from the sunset and extremely large. The moon always looks bigger at the horizon but this was ridiculous.
Didn't realise the supermoon would have such an effect on the tide but it was very noticeable. I'd been diving off Anglesey and we really could see the effects . It was a spring tide but many of the buoys were underwater. Quite a few boats were also tipping over on the side or rear from their anchors as the water has risen so much. When we came back, the tide had gone out and was so low.
We had been diving to a spot with seals, and I think some of them had got caught out. They were lying on the rocks and once the tide had started going out there was one who was caught with the water too low to find somewhere to jump back in! He/She eventually fell down onto lower ground and got in the water.
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