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Old 11.03.2011, 10:33
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And that full moon is still 8 days away. Obviously it's going to destroy the world.
I reckon 8 days is pretty insignificant in celestial terms
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Old 11.03.2011, 10:36
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I reckon 8 days is pretty insignificant in celestial terms
Pretty significant in a lunar cycle of only 29 days
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Old 11.03.2011, 10:37
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This phenomenon has reportedly heightened concerns about 'supermoons' being linked to extreme weather events - such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. Previous supermoons occurred in 1955, 1974 and 1992



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Pretty significant in a lunar cycle of only 29 days
It's not the monthly cycle ittigen was on about, it's the fact of the proximity of the moon to us which is apparently every 19 or 20 years depending on who you believe.
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Old 11.03.2011, 10:44
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It's not the monthly cycle ittigen was on about, it's the fact of the proximity of the moon to us which is apparently every 19 or 20 years depending on who you believe.
Perigee and Apogee calculator.

It is not now at the closest point it will ever be or has been.
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The world is set to experience the biggest full moon for almost two decades when the satellite reaches its closest point to Earth next weekend.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/38/20110309...w-98fda55.html

This phenomenon has reportedly heightened concerns about 'supermoons' being linked to extreme weather events - such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. Previous supermoons occurred in 1955, 1974 and 1992
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Old 11.03.2011, 11:41
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

Well then, according to Wolfram alpha the current distance to the moon is 395588km from an average of 385000km, it's not even closer now than it normaly is.

On march 19th it will be 356577km away, the closest distance it has got is 363,100km
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

I wonder what the Man In The Moon thinks about the Earth pulling on his nose during this time?
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Old 18.03.2011, 08:38
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

Well, we got 1 more day of the intersting posts that have been popping-up on the forum... and should be climaxing tomorrow at 18:10.

Come Sunday, Everything will be back to normal... (except for the KFC folks)..

That is all... HAVE A NICE DAY !!!
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

It look beautiful no matter how! Just took it! Not a good picture but it's a good memory for me

Good Night!
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Old 20.03.2011, 01:01
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It look beautiful no matter how! Just took it! Not a good picture but it's a good memory for me

Good Night!
They are much better pictures than mine. They just ended up as a white blob
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I wish we could take a picture of the view out of our window. The clouds are lifting at last, the misty valley of Glarus is bathed in an eerie white light, the nearest mountains presenting a starkly contrasting dark silhouette, while the snowy southern flank of Fronalpstock shines bright in the distance.

Time for an M.R. James story, I reckon...
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Old 20.03.2011, 05:34
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

Had a hard time getting to sleep last night (hubby's switched to morning shift after a week of late) so I was able to be awake late enough to see the rain clouds clear off.

The moon was (and still is) so bright! Before I managed to get to sleep, I saw Basel swathed in fog while the sky was moderately clear, causing the fog to "glow" all around. It was one of the only times I'd wished my balcony faced the other way so I could risk a picture without waking hubby.

This morning it's beautiful and although it's still quite "night" out, the birds are already singing - perhaps due to the brightness of the moon? It's so cold though, the cat didn't even want to stay out and enjoy the morning birdsong. Door closed, I'm heading back under the covers for some warmth! (Brrr @ -2C )
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Old 20.03.2011, 11:42
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

I also had a hard time trying to get to sleep, it was ever so bright outside. Here are some great pics from around the world. The last one is a bit weird, as the moon looks a bit squashed!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-20-years.html
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Old 20.03.2011, 12:16
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

We still here?

Some great views last night as the moon kept breaking through the clouds, let's see if any of my pictures turned out.
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Old 20.03.2011, 13:36
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I also had a hard time trying to get to sleep, it was ever so bright outside. Here are some great pics from around the world. The last one is a bit weird, as the moon looks a bit squashed!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-20-years.html
Great pictures! Thanks for the link.
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Old 20.03.2011, 13:39
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We still here?

Some great views last night as the moon kept breaking through the clouds, let's see if any of my pictures turned out.
Yup.

Hope you'll post your pics if they turn out okay?

Cheers.
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Old 21.03.2011, 10:40
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

Here's 1 that turned out OK I think
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Old 21.03.2011, 10:47
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We still here?

Some great views last night as the moon kept breaking through the clouds, let's see if any of my pictures turned out.
Well I have absolute proof that catastrophe and and blight would come to us all with this moon.........


"England's hopes of a Six Nations clean sweep were crushed by Ireland, who stormed to a 24-8 victory at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday."

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Old 21.03.2011, 10:53
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Re: The full moon brings danger on March 19th

10 pints of Magners ensured I slept very soundly Saturday night....
I did, however, notice the very full, and very bright, moon as I was stumbling walking down the steps to my appt.
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