Saturday, March 19, 2011

SuperMoon



Today at 2:10 p.m. eastern time we will enter into a SuperMoon, a term coined by astrologist Richard Nolle for Dell Publishing over thirty years ago for Horoscope magazine. It refers to that time when the Earth, Sun and Moon are all aligned, with the Earth in the center. The Moon is as close as it comes in orbit to the Earth, with astronomers calling it a perigee-syzgy.

They are noteworthy because of their close association with extreme tidal forces, coastal tides, severe storms, powerful earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Not to mention the water sloshing around in ourselves. You may want to consider this full moon if you're heading out to bay at the moon tonight.

The last time we had a SuperMoon was in January - and we also had an earthquake in Christchurch. Hurricane Katrina was within three days of one, as was Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, Galveston, Texas in 1900, and the Loma Prieta earthquake in California. Can anyone forget the images of collapsing bridges? These are just a few examples of major events happening within three days of a SuperMoon.

And then there is this:



20 comments:

DJan said...

Maybe the Japanese earthquake was an early harbinger of this moon? Anyway, I'll be hoping that the water sloshing around inside me stays contained today. :-)

California Girl said...

I hope to God he's wrong.

Thanks for posting this. Never thought you'd go to Fox for info (hahahahahahaha!) Actually, I knew nothing about the BIG MOON til last night when I had drinks w/ a client. Now, it's all over the place. This video creeps me out tho'. As a native CA girl, we have always known it was a matter of "when", we just don't know when that time will come. Right now, I am not sorry to be in the mtns of N.H. and I'll bet you're not sorry to be back in Reno. The Japanese devastation is a wake up call we Californians should heed, impossible tho' it may seem. Oh boy, I'm gettin' all doomsday-ey,

Brian Miller said...

yeah i can tell with my boys today...yikes!

Star said...

I think just about anything could happen right now. The world seems a very unstable place. Perhaps the Mayans were right?

Gemel said...

It was a beautiful moon here, bright, serene, simply blissful.

Natalie said...

She was playing hide and seek behind clouds for me.

Grandmother said...

Saw her extra big self when she first rose above the horizon before she went behind the clouds. Tides are okay though. My daughter said her 8 year old was incredibly moody the last few days. Related?

T said...

Maybe the air strikes on Libya are the real quake with this super full moon.

Marguerite said...

Very interesting post! I know that the Super Moon has been affecting me! But I certainly hope they are wrong about another earthquake.

Jayne Martin said...

I'm so mad. I really wanted to see the Supermoon, but it's pouring rain here in my neck of California. :(

I was in the Northridge quake in So Cal back in '94. Until then, I was raised in quake country and never paid much attention. But that one was impressive. I don't need to do that again, thank you.

ds said...

SuperMoon has certainly dominated the sky tonight--turned it quite an ethereal color, actually.
Amazing, her power...

Nancy said...

DJan - That has been speculated.

California - It was U-Tube - not Faux for me. Coming from California you have had to live with the threat, that's for sure.

Brian - It has been pretty tame around here.

Star - It does make you wonder.

Gemel - It is behind cloud cover here, unfortunately. Snow!

Natalie - It is snowing here.

Grandmother - I like that - "her big 'ole self."

T - :-(

Marguerite - It hasn't had much of an effect on me.

Jayne - No, I don't want you to see another one, either.

ds - Wow. I would love to see it.

Rob-bear said...

Couldn't see the moon for clouds. And we didn't notice any unusual lunacy among the Humans in this area. (We Bears are always interested in Humans behaviour.)

leilani said...

We are in the middle of the ring... sigh..

Hilary said...

I sure hope he's wrong.. but there does seem to be a pattern.

The moon was lovely here last night.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Nice post.. We can pray..!

Fragrant Liar said...

Yeah, it's crazy how the moon's orbit affects what goes on here on Planet Earth. I'm on high alert now, just in case something's gonna happen!

gayle said...

I really love reading your blog! It is so very interesting!

claudia said...

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am used to the quakes and the talks of. I had heard that we would probably get a 5.0 in the nest 6 days. Five schmive...no biggy. And...I am one of those sillys who don't have a earthquake preparedness kit. I've been thinking about it a lot lately!

Gaston Studio said...

He's just saying that the signs are all around us, if we/they just look and acknowledge them.

I have a love/hate relationship with news anchors, as they go for the sensational. But some news is necessary.