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Here Comes “Super Moon”


19 March marks the appearance of a SUPER MOON i.e. when the moon is FULL and CLOSEST to Earth - the last occurence when the moon was closest to earth was 18 years ago. 

The term supermoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, defined as …a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.

Source: wikipedia


It is said that Super moon results in extreme tidal forces.  While we are surrounded by speculations that Super moon is associated with natural disasters, eg. the extensive flood in Australia in 1954, the Indian Ocean Tsunami and earthquake in 2004, the Indonesian earthquake in 2005, experts have maintained that there is no scientific connection between Super Moon and natural disasters.



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With the recent catastrophy in Japan, there are people who associate it again with the Super Moon. However, a NASA scientist and other experts have stressed that the Super moon does not cause natural disasters.

While we look forward to a clear sky to observe the moon at its fullest and closest proximity to earth since the last 18 years, we certainly do not look forward to anymore devastating natural disasters in any part of the world.

So is Super moon related to natural disasters? Watch this youtube video.



I choose to believe that it is a coincidence. What about you?

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